Bust of an old man, 1632 gedateerd
Cambridge (Massachusetts), Fogg Museum, [..]
Bredius 1935, no. 147
<a class="recordlink artists" href="/explore/artists/66219" title="Rembrandt"><span class="text">Rembrandt</span></a>
Illustration number 0000370356
Dimensions: 807x1024 pixels
License undetermined
Object information
Object category
panel (oak), oil paint
rectangle (portrait format) 66,9 x 50,7 cm
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
Current attribution
Rejected attribution
attributed to Jan Lievens
attributed to Jacob Adriaensz. Backer
studio of Rembrandt
The work was attributed to Rembrandt until 1963, when Slive and Rosenberg connected the picture’s ‘delicate silvery touch’ which they observed to the hand of Jan Lievens (Slive 1963, p. 137; Rosenberg/Slive/Ter Kuile 1966, p. 84). Gerson later added he could not see any evidence for Rembrandt’s involvement in the work at all, and he attributed the painting to Lievens entirely (Bredius/Gerson 1969, no. 147). Bauch suggested an attribution to Rembrandt and a pupil, perhaps Jacob Backer (Bauch 1966, no. A8), and later the work was more generally attributed to the workshop of Rembrandt (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 3 (1989), p. 24; Sumowski 1983-1994, vol. 4 (1989), no. 1919; Lammertse/Van der Veen 2006, p. 183-184). Currently, the work is attributed to Rembrandt again (Weller e.a. 2011, p. 106; Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 6 (2015), no. 81)
Exact or approximate dating of the described art work; the search parameters adopted for this art work in this database, are found in brackets.
dated 1632 (1632)
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