follower of Rembrandt

Bust of a young man, ca. 1629
Cambridge (Massachusetts), Fogg Museum, [..]
Bredius 1935, no. 4
Object information
Object category
panel (oak), oil paint
rectangle (portrait format) 22,9 x 18,3 cm
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
  • with monogram and date center right: RHL 1629
    The authenticity of the signature was already doubted by Gerson (Bredius/Gerson 1969, no. 4), and rejected as genuine by the authors of the Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 1 (1982), no. C 35).
Current attribution
follower of Rembrandt
Rejected attribution
The painting was first published in art historical literature by Valentiner in 1926 as by Rembrandt (Valentiner 1926). Gerson was not fully convinced about this attribution but did not offer an explanation or an alternative (Bredius/Gerson 1969, no. 4). The authors of the Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings are of the opinion that the work does not even approach Rembrandt's way of working around 1629, and they believe it is the work of an imitator (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 1 (1982), no. C 35).
Exact or approximate dating of the described art work; the search parameters adopted for this art work in this database, are found in brackets.
c. 1629 (1628 - 1630)
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Creation date: 2013-01-21; Last modified date: 2020-04-23


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