studio of Rembrandt

Portrait of Rembrandt van Rijn, ca. 1660
Cambridge (Massachusetts), Fogg Museum, [..]
Object information
Object category
canvas, oil paint
rectangle (portrait format) 73 x 65,5 cm
According to the authors of the Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings it is likely that the top and/or bottom of the canvas have been cut down. There is a possibility that a signature may have been lost with this presumed reduction (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 4 (2005), no. IV 22).
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
  • collector's mark lower left: AS 95
    monogram of August Sulkowski and the inventory number of the painting when in his collection.
Current attribution
studio of Rembrandt
Rejected attribution
after Rembrandt
When the work was first described in the 1920s, it was attributed to Rembrandt (Fry 1921, p. 262-63; Valentiner 1921, p. 95-96). This remained unchanged until Gerson doubted this attribution in 1969 (Bredius/Gerson 1969, no. 57), and the current attribution is to the studio of Rembrandt, probably after a lost original by Rembrandt (Bowron 1990A, no. 128; Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 4 (2005), no. IV 22).
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. 1660 (1658 - 1662)
Artistically related
Artistically related to other work
Such as a preparatory studie, comparable composition, other version, or copy of the artwork in this record.
  • copied in print by

    Mezzotint by M.D. Alston. Reproduced in Apollo in 1929 (Apollo 10 (1929), p. 117).

Exhibitions and literature
Visual documentation
Technical documentation
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Entered on: 2013-03-04; Last modification: 2018-05-02


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