In 1999, the famous Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague hosted one of its most spectacular exhibitions: Rembrandt’s Self-Portraits. Few artists in history have painted themselves so often. Why? If what we see in these paintings is a mirror image, was he left- or right-handed, and how did he work with mirrors to be able to make his own portrait? Did he work only with mirrors? And what colour were his eyes really?
Producer: David Swatling
Broadcast: October 21, 1999 to coincide with the Mauritshuis exhibition.