Each year, the Rijksmuseum organises an exhibition showing how the masters of the Dutch Golden Age inspired artists of a later period. Following on from the success of Miró-Jan Steen in 2010, the 2011 exhibition focuses on Edgar Degas, who was heavily influenced by the self-portraits of the young Rembrandt. The Rijksmuseum presents a series of self-portraits of the two artists when they were young. Rarely displayed together, the Degas self-portraits originate from internationally renowned collections such as those at The Metropolitan Museum in New York, The National Gallery of Art in Washington and The Getty Museum in Los Angeles. One of the Degas self-portraits is particularly special, as it comes from a private collection and has never been shown before.