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Half length figure of an old man in oriental clothing, ca. 1639
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Object information
Object category
painting
Support/medium
panel (poplar), oil paint
Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 6 (2015), no. 164
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (portrait) with rounded upper corners 102,8 x 78,8 cm
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Current attribution
Rembrandt
Date
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c. 1639 (1635 - 1640)
The last digit of the date has been read as a 5 (see for instance Bredius 1935, no. 179; Bauch 1966, no. 164) and a 9 (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 3 (1989), no. A 128), and according to the RRP also as a 3 (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 3 (1989), p. 292). Since 1989 the painting is generally dated ca. 1639. In the latest volume of the Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings it is stated that "it is almost certain that the present painting was painted around 1640" (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 6 (2015), no. 164).
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Entered on: 2000-11-17; Last modification: 2018-09-18

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