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Rembrandt

Aristotle with a bust of Homer, 1653 gedateerd
New York City, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [..]
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Physical connection
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part of a series

Part of a series of seven paintings, which also included: Rembrandt, Aristotle with a Bust of Homer (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), Homer (Mauritshuis, The Hague), Alexander the Great (lost) and now unknown works by Guercino (The Cosmographer, 1660), Matia Preti (Dionysius of Syracuse, 1662), Salvator Rosa (The Philosopher Archita Tarantino, 1668) and Giacinto Brandi (The Philosopher or Jerome, 1670) (Giltaij 1999).
Support/medium
canvas, oil paint
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (portrait format) 143,5 x 136,5 cm
A note written in 1654 (see provenance) lists the painting’s dimensions as: 8 x 6 palmi [one Sicilian palmo = 25.8 cm; dimension of the painting = 206.4 x 154.8 cm] (Giltaij 1999).
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Current attribution
Rembrandt
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dated 1653 (1653)
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Entered on: 2003-01-07; Last modification: 2018-05-31

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