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attributed to Rembrandt

Portrait of a man holding a black hat, ca. 1639/1640
Los Angeles (California), Armand Hammer Museum, [..]
attributed to <a class="recordlink artists" href="/explore/artists/66219" title="Rembrandt"><span class="text">Rembrandt</span></a>
Illustration number 1001219597
Dimensions: 570x650 pixels
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attributed to <a class="recordlink artists" href="/explore/artists/66219" title="Rembrandt"><span class="text">Rembrandt</span></a>
Illustration number 0000068416
Dimensions: 1853x2245 pixels
attributed to <a class="recordlink artists" href="/explore/artists/66219" title="Rembrandt"><span class="text">Rembrandt</span></a>
Illustration number 0000068417
Dimensions: 650x568 pixels
attributed to <a class="recordlink artists" href="/explore/artists/66219" title="Rembrandt"><span class="text">Rembrandt</span></a>
Illustration number 0000068418
Dimensions: 650x568 pixels
attributed to <a class="recordlink artists" href="/explore/artists/66219" title="Rembrandt"><span class="text">Rembrandt</span></a>
Illustration number 0000068419
Dimensions: 650x568 pixels
provenance
whereabouts
Object information
Object category
painting
Support/medium
panel, oil paint
Oak panel according to a report by restorer William Suhr (New York, dated 19 June 1967) but according to the authors of the RRP the panel is more likely to be poplar wood (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 3 (1989), no. A 130).
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (portrait format) 79,5 x 69,4 cm
possibly slightly reduced on the right (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 3 (1989), no. A 130)
Signature/inscription
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
  • with signature lower right: Rembrandt
    According to the authors of the RRP, the absence of an 'f' for 'fecit' and a date is unusual. The signature is of doubtful authenticity and is a possible replacement of another one that was lost when the panel was reduced (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 3 (1989), no. A 130).
Current attribution
attributed to Rembrandt
In art-historical literature, the work was accepted as an autograph Rembrandt by several authors (Bode/Hofstede de Groot 1897-1905, vol. 8 (1905), no. 570; Rosenberg/Valentiner 1909, p. 217; Hofstede de Groot 1907-1928, vol. 6 (1915), no. 571; Rosenberg 1948, vol. 1, p. 248; Bauch 1966, no. 379; Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 3 (1989), no. A 130), while others omit the work entirely in their surveys of Rembrandt’s oeuvre (for example Bredius 1935, Gerson 1968, Schwartz 1984, Tümpel 1986). Currently the work fully accepted as an autograph Rembrandt by the Armand Hammer Museum and the RRP (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 6 (2015), no. 167).
Date
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. 1639/1640 (1637 - 1640)
In early literature the work is dated 1637, based on an inscription supposedly seen on the panel (Hofstede de Groot 1907-1928, vol. 6 (1915), no. 571; Rosenberg/Valentiner 1909, p. 217). Currently no trace of this can be found and a date of c. 1639/1640 is proposed, based on stylistic comparison and the fact that the panel is part of a batch of poplar panels Rembrandt used between 1639-1641 (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 6 (2015), no. 167). The Armand Hammer Museum still dates the work to ca. 1637 (online catalog Armand Hammer Museum).
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Exhibitions and literature
Visual documentation
Creation date: 2000-08-28; Last modified date: 2017-06-01

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