"Self Portrait at the Age of 34" by ​Rembrandt van Rijn

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What’s in a self-portrait? Is it self-promotion, or something more? 'Self Portrait at the Age of 34' housed in the National Gallery, London, is one of dozens of self-portraits made by Rembrandt van Rijn, a prominent artist of the Dutch Golden Age. In this age of the selfie, Lizzie Perrotte asks us to think a little harder about what it means to create an image of one’s self.

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