Salomon Koninck

Philosopher with an open book
Paris, Musée du Louvre, inv./ INV 1741
Object information
Object category
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.


It has been thought that this painting was the companion piece of the "Old man in an interior with winding staircase" from the Musée du Louvre. Since 1748 the paintings have been considered as pendants and were bought and sold as such. Nowadays art historians differ in opinion about the issue. The members of the RRP do not consider both paintings as pendants (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-, vol. 2 (1986), no. C51). However, Foucart mentiones the possibility that the paintings are pendants (Foucart 2009, p. 213).
panel, oil paint
rectangle (landscape format) 28 x 33,5 cm
Current attribution
Salomon Koninck
Rejected attribution
Exact or approximate dating of the described art work; the search parameters adopted for this art work in this database, are found in brackets.
1640 - 1650
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Technical documentation
The RKD manages a collection of technical documentation that has been given to us by external researchers and museums or which stems from the RKD's own research with infrared reflectography. Documentation can be accessed by appointment at the RKD. While not all technical documentation has been entered in the database at present, new data is added on a regular basis.
Creation date: 2012-01-06; Last modified date: 2017-10-04


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