attributed to Rembrandt and studio of Rembrandt or circle of Rembrandt

Bust of a man wearing a cap and gold chain, ca. 1634-1700
São Paulo (Brazil), Museu de Arte de São Paulo, [..]
Object information
Object category
panel, oil paint
rectangle (portrait) with rounded upper corners 59,8 x 44,9 cm
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
  • with signature center right: Rembrandt
    The signature is not authentic (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 3 (1989), no. C 99).
Current attribution
attributed to Rembrandt
With the exception of Waagen in 1854, this painting has always been considered an autograph Rembrandt until doubted by Gerson in 1969 (Waagen 1854, vol. 4, p. 150; Bredius/Gerson 1969, no. 26). Since then the origin of the painting has generally been situated in the circle of Rembrandt (see for instance: Sumowski 1983-1994, vol. 2 (1983), no. 671; Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 3 (1989), no. C 99). The painting is nowadays presented by the Museu de Arte de São Paulo as by 'Rembrandt (and workshop)' (website museum, accessed 2017-07-25).
and studio of Rembrandt
or circle of Rembrandt
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. 1634-1700 (1634 - 1700)
This painting is dated c. 1634-1635 by those who accept the attribution to Rembrandt (see for instance: Bardi 1982; website museum, accessed 2017-07-27). The members of the RRP, who rejected the attribution to Rembrandt, still regarded a date in the 17th century as "quite acceptable" (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 3 (1989), no. C 99).
Artistically related
Artistically related to other work
Such as a preparatory studie, comparable composition, other version, or copy of the artwork in this record.
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.
Entered on: 2017-07-24; Last modification: 2019-03-12


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