Still life with peacocks, ca. 1639
Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, inv./ SK-A-3981
Bredius 1935, no. 456
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Object information
Object category
canvas, oil paint
rectangle (portrait format) 144 x 134,8 cm
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
  • signed lower right: Rembrandt
    not all art historians believe that the signature is authentic (Bredius/Gerson 1966, no. 456; Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-, vol. 3 (1989), no. A 134); the t is badly damaged, only a small black spot is visible (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-, vol. 6 (2015), no. 165)
Current attribution
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. 1639 (1638 - 1640)
In the art-historical literature, the painting was dated variously to 1636/37 (Bauch 1966, no. 558; Tumpel 1986, no. 121); second part of the 1630’s (Bredius/Gerson 1966, no. 456); Currently the painting is generally dated around 1639 (Slatkes 1992, no. 314; Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-, vol. 3 (1989), no. A 134)
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