Gerard van Honthorst

Portrait of Jacob de Witt (1589-1674), 1639 gedateerd
Dulwich (London), Dulwich Picture Gallery, [..]
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Reference in ‘composite artworks’: artworks that are/were connected, such as alterpieces, decorative pieces incorporated in panelling, and works of art that were intended to be displayed together, such as pendants and series.


panel (oak), oil paint
Three-member oak panel with vertical grain and joins. The panel has a slight convex warp. The joins, particularly the left-hand one, are beginning to open up slightly at the bottom. The paint is secure, although there are some old losses along the joins and the panel grain. There is a large area of lighter discoloration or ‘bloom’ in the dark costume. Numerous old lightened or discoloured retouchings are observable; these are especially disturbing in the costume. The paint is abraded along all four edges, particularly on the right side. Previous recorded treatment: no record of previous treatments exists for this painting (Sophia Plender).
rectangle (portrait format) 75 x 60 cm
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Current attribution
Gerard van Honthorst
Exact or approximate dating of the described art work; the search parameters adopted for this art work in this database, are found in brackets.
1639 (dated) (1639)
IB number
Number related to the portrait iconography collection RKD.
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vererving, prent
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Creation date: 2004-11-02; Last modified date: 2021-06-17


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