An old woman, ca. 1629-1631
Great Britain, The Royal Collection, inv./ [..]
Bredius 1935, no. 70
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Object information
Object category
panel (oak), oil paint
painted on top of a study of an old man's head (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 1 (1982), no. A 32)
rectangle (portrait format) 61,3 x 47,5 cm
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
Current attribution
This painting has always been regarded as an autograph Rembrandt until doubted in 1986. That year the RRP attributed this painting to Jan Lievens (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 2 (1986), p. 839-840). Since then art historians differ in opinion on the attribution of this painting. Some consider it to be a work by Rembrandt (see for instance: Wheelock/Goldfarb/Chong 2000, p. 73; Lloyd 2004, p. 133-135; White/De Sancha 2015, no. 158, p. 303-306), others regard it as a work by Jan Lievens (see for instance: Tümpel 1986, no. A 54; Sumowski 1983-1994, vol. 5 (1994), p. 3728, no. 2360; Schnackenburg 2016, no. 206).
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. 1629-1631 (1629 - 1631)
This painting is dated variously ranging from 1629 to 1631 (see for instance: Tümpel 1986, no. A 54; Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 2 (1986), p. 839-840; White/De Sancha 2015, no. 158, p. 303-306).
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Creation date: 2017-02-09; Last modified date: 2020-05-14


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