Jürgen Ovens

Self-portrait, ca. 1652
Hamburg, Hamburger Kunsthalle, inv./ HK-26
Object information
Object category
canvas, oil paint
rectangle (portrait format) 64,6 x 55 cm
Current attribution
Jürgen Ovens
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. 1652 (1650 - 1654)
Ovens seems to be about thirty years. Sumowski 1983-1994, vol. 3 (1983), incorrectly believed the self-portrait came about in the early 1660s, based on a comparison with Ovens’ effigy in his 'Glorification' from 1661 (RKDimages no. 243484) (opinion Patrick Larsen, March 2019).
Created in
Schleswig-Holstein Probably painted after obtaining privileges from duke Frederick III of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf in 1652. Theoretically the self-portrait could have been executed in Amsterdam in circa 1650/51; there does, however, not seem to have been a special occasion which prompted the artist to portray himself during this period.
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Creation date: 2013-02-27; Last modified date: 2021-04-12


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