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Rembrandt

Half figure of and old man with a beard, 1659 gedateerd
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Object information
Object category
painting
Support/medium
panel, oil paint
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (portrait format) 38,1 x 26,8 cm
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Current attribution
Rembrandt
For a long time art historians had doubts about the attribution of this painting. It was not included in the oeuvre catalogues of Bredius (1935), Tümpel (1986) and Slatkes (1992). Bauch stated that it was the best of several versions without mentioning anything about the possible author (Bauch 1966, no. 225). In 1968 and 1969 Gerson listed the painting as a Rembrandt (Gerson 1968, no. 379; Bredius/Gerson 1969, no. 295A). However, it was ignored in the subsequent Rembrandt literature, until it was acknowledged as an authentic Rembrandt by Van de Wetering in 2006 (Van de Wetering/Kelch/Van den Boogert 2006, p. 196-197). This attribution has been accepted by others (De Witt 2008, no. 162).
Date
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dated 1659 (1659)
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Entered on: 2001-04-04; Last modification: 2017-08-03

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