studio of Rembrandt

Portrait of Rembrandt van Rijn, ca. 1645/1648
Leipzig, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, [..]
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Object category
panel (oak), oil paint
rectangle (portrait format) 25,8 x 21,4 cm
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Current attribution
studio of Rembrandt
Rejected attribution
attributed to Carel Fabritius
In 1916 Schmidt-Degener was the first to reject the attribution to Rembrandt. He considered the painting to be a work by Carel Fabritius (Schmidt-Degener 1916A, p. 29). This attribution was rejected by Brown and Sumowski (Brown 1981, p. 132, no. R5; Sumowski 1983-1994, vol. 4 (1989), p. 2876-2877) and some art-historians remained convinced of Rembrandt's authorship (Valentiner 1932, p. 213, note 8; Van Regteren Altena 1967A, p. 70). Nowadays this painting is generally considered to be a painting from Rembrandt's workshop (Paris 1993, no. 53; Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 4 (2005), no. IV 4; Nicolaisen 2012, p. 254).
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. 1645/1648 (1644 - 1650)
Dendrochronological analysis revealed that the earliest date for the painting of the panel is 1645 (Hartleb/Petri 1998, p. 20-23, no. 5; Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 4 (2005), no. IV 4). Based on comparison of Rembrandt's facial features with an etched Self Portrait of Rembrandt of that year, this painting is generally dated around 1648 (Nicolaisen 2012, p. 254).
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Entered on: 2013-01-21; Last modification: 2018-06-14


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