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The man with the golden helmet, ca. 1650-1660
Berlin, Gemäldegalerie (Staatliche Museen zu [..]
Bredius 1935, no. 128
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Illustration number 0001526346
Dimensions: 10827x14498 pixels
License under CC BY-NC-SA by copyright: Gemäldegalerie (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin)
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Illustration number 1001236090
Dimensions: 481x650 pixels
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Illustration number 0000271069
Dimensions: 483x650 pixels
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Object information
Object category
painting
Support/medium
canvas, oil paint
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (portrait format) 67,5 x 50,7 cm
Signature/inscription
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
  • inventory number on the back: Staatliche Museen Berlin – Gemäldegalerie / Inv.-Nr. [handwritten] KFM V/Kat-Nr. [handwritten] 811A
    on the backside: inventory note "Staatliche Museen Berlin – Gemäldegalerie / Inv.-Nr. [handwritten] KFM V/Kat-Nr. [handwritten] 811A"
  • label on the back: 708
    on the backside: white paper label, 2.5 x 4 cm, yellowed, handwritten in red chalk: "708"
  • label on the back: 22
    on the backside: white paper label, 5.5 x 7 cm, yellowed, stamped, black: "22"
  • label on the back: TR 9006/60
    on the backside: label Wiesbaden: white paper label, 2.1 x 4.1 cm , yellowed, red border, printed with typewriter, black: "TR 9006/60"
  • label on the back: Maurice ROBINOT, Emballeur / 9, Rue Sédillot – Paris 7 / Salon [printed (stamp), black] A / 109
    on the backside: Note by shipping company Robinot: white paper label, 5 x 11 cm, yellowed, printed, black: "Maurice ROBINOT, Emballeur / 9, Rue Sédillot – Paris 7 / Salon [printed (stamp), black] A / 109"
  • label on the back: 6 Sept. 1898 / INHULDIGING van [below it an oval portrait of queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands] / Rembrandt [in the centre a portrait Rembrandt] Tentoonstelling / te Amsterdam. September, October 1898
    on the backside: white paper label, 9 x 20.2 cm, yellowed, ripped along the crossbars, printed, black: "6 Sept. 1898 / INHULDIGING van [below it an oval portrait of queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands] / Rembrandt [in the centre a portrait Rembrandt] Tentoonstelling / te Amsterdam. September, October 1898"
  • label on the back: 75. Studie naar Rembrandts broeder met / een helm op het hoofd. / (Levensgroot borstbeeld.) / Omstreeks 1650. / Doek. h. 0.67, b. 0.515. / Keizer Frederik Mus [label torn off]
    on the backside: on the label described above is another white paper label, 2.5 x 7.7 cm, yellowed, printed, black: "75. Studie naar Rembrandts broeder met / een helm op het hoofd. / (Levensgroot borstbeeld.) / Omstreeks 1650. / Doek. h. 0.67, b. 0.515. / Keizer Frederik Mus [label torn off]"
  • inventory number on the back: K.F.M.V/18
    on the backside: inventory note KFMV: white paper label, 2,3 x 3,2 cm, yellowed, black printed: border and "K.F.M.V." below these a dotted line. handwritten addition: "18." in black ink
  • label on the back: ZOLLAMT WIESBADEN HAUPTBAHNHOF
    on the backside: paper label Wiesbaden customs: white paper label, 4 x 7.7 cm, yellowed, round stamp, blue colour: "ZOLLAMT WIESBADEN HAUPTBAHNHOF"; in the centre an heraldic animal
  • label on the back: S.L. No. M-97/ The Metropolitan Museum of Art / LOAN EXHIBITION/
    on the backside: white paper label, 2 x 4.3 cm, yellowed with serrated edge, printed, black: "S.L. No. / The Metropolitan Museum of Art / LOAN EXHIBITION"; stamp print, dark blue after No.: "M-97"
  • inventory number on the back: STAATLICHE […] BERLIN / GEMÄLDEGALERIE K[...]NR. [printed with typewriter, blue colour] 811 A / […] dt / [...]n mit dem / [...]m
    on the backside: inventory note KFM: white paper label, 4.3 x 7.2 cm; yellowed, printed, black: "STAATLICHE […] BERLIN / GEMÄLDEGALERIE K[...]NR. [printed with typewriter, blue colour] 811 A / […] dt / [...]n mit dem / [...]m"
  • label on the back: MINNEAPOLIS ART / INSTITUTE / No. L48.1241/ Lent by Cleveland / Museum of Art [stamp print, black]
    on the backside: on it a white paper label, 2.8 x 4 cm, printed, black: "MINNEAPOLIS ART / INSTITUTE / No. / Lent by"; stamp print, black: [after "No."] "L48.1241" / [after "Lent by"] "Cleveland / Museum of Art"
  • inventory number on the back: Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz / GEMÄLDEGALERIE BERLIN / Kat. Nr. [typewritten:] 811A Rembrandt (Umkreis)/Der Mann mit dem Goldhelm
    on the backside: Inventory note Dahlem: printed inventory note with border and diagonal line: "Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz / GEMÄLDEGALERIE BERLIN / Kat. Nr. [typewritten:] 811A Rembrandt (Umkreis)/Der Mann mit dem Goldhelm"
  • number on the back: [..]33
    on the backside: writing in white chalk: "[..]33"
Current attribution
circle of Rembrandt
Rejected attribution
Rembrandt
The present painting was always viewed as an autograph Rembrandt until doubted by Rifkin in 1969 (Rifkin 1969, p. 27). Subsequently Keith Roberts in 1976 (Roberts 1976, p. 125), Christopher Brown in 1979 (Brown 1979) and Claus Grimm in 1982 (Grimm 1982, p. 250) rejected the attribution to Rembrandt. In 1986, after technical examination, the Gemäldegalerie Berlin finally concluded that the painting was not by Rembrandt but by someone from his circle (Kelch 1986).
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. 1650-1660 (1650 - 1660)
The sitter on the present painting occurs on paintings from the circle of Rembrandt from 1650 until 1660.
Artistically related
Artistically related to other work
Such as a preparatory studie, comparable composition, other version, or copy of the artwork in this record.
  • used as model for
    Joseph de Landerset
    oil on canvas, 46.5 x 43 cm, private collection, Château Balliswill, Switzerland

  • used as model for

    Elisabeth Dircksen, "Der Mann mit Goldhelm", oil on canvas, 66.5 x 51 cm, signed, private collection Switzerland

    Dobiaschofsky (Bern), 2008-11-15, no. 3134

  • used as model for
    Hermann Dörmann
    "Der Mann mit Goldhelm", oil on canvas, 68 x 51.5 cm, verso: signed "Rembrandt Kop. Hermann Dörmann 1920", present location unknown

  • copied in print by
    Marcel Eugène Louveau-Rouveyre
    engraving in colour

    mentioned in: ""L'homme au casque" de Rembrandt", La Revue de l’art. Ancien et moderne 22 (1907), p. 192

  • copied in print by

    etching by Franz Börner (1861-1929), 208 x 279 mm

    reproduced in: W. Bode, A. Goldschmidt, Die Gemälde-Galerie der Königlichen Museen zu Berlin, Berlin 1899-1909, vol. 4, p. 42/43

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Technical documentation
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Creation date: 2011-02-14; Last modified date: 2020-09-17

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