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follower of Rembrandt

Bust of an old man, ca. 1850
Dublin, National Gallery of Ireland, inv./cat.nr. [..]
Object information
Object category
painting
Support/medium
panel (oak), oil paint
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (portrait format) 62,7 x 47,2 cm
Signature/inscription
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
Current attribution
follower of Rembrandt
Rejected attribution
Rembrandt
This painting was always viewed as an autograph Rembrandt until doubted by Gerson in 1969. He stated: "it is not even a Dutch picture of the seventeenth century" (Bredius/Gerson 1969, no. 231).
Date
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. 1850 (1840 - 1860)
When considered a Rembrandt, the painting was dated c. 1650 (see for instance: Bauch 1966, no. 200). According to Potterton it is most likely to have been painted some time in the twenty or so years before its purchase by the National Gallery of Ireland in 1871 (Potterton/Mayes 1986, p. 129-131).
Provenance
Exhibitions and literature
Visual documentation
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.
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Entered on: 2013-01-21; Last modification: 2018-07-23

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