attributed to Gerard ter Borch (II)

Portrait of Jan Six (1618-1700), 1650-1660
Amsterdam, Six Stichting
Object information
Object category
portrait miniature, painting
Physical connection
Reference in ‘composite artworks’: artworks that are/were connected, such as alterpieces, decorative pieces incorporated in panelling, and works of art that were intended to be displayed together, such as pendants and series.
copper, oil paint
upright oval 100 x 80 mm
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
Current attribution
attributed to Gerard ter Borch (II)
according to IB index card the attribution is not convincing.
Exact or approximate dating of the described art work; the search parameters adopted for this art work in this database, are found in brackets.
1650s (1650 - 1660)
According to inscription on the back, this portrait was painted in Rome in 1640. However, Ter Borch wasn't in Rome in that year, and the sitter only in 1641. Furthermore, the sitter (born in 1618) was 22 years old in 1640. He looks much older in the present portrait, and seems to be of c. the same age as in Rembrandt's famous portrait from 1654.
Created in
Amsterdam probably painted in Amsterdam
IB number
Number related to the portrait iconography collection RKD.
Identification based on
achterschrift, vererving
Exhibitions and literature
Visual documentation
Entered on: 1998-12-21; Last modification: 2018-07-12


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