Portrait of a man trimming his quill, 1632 gedateerd
Kassel (Hessen), Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister [..]
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On the basis of similarities between the densities of the canvases, the portrait probably formed a pair with the "Portrait of a woman" in Vienna (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-, vol. 2, no. A. 55).
canvas, oil paint
rectangle (portrait format) 101,5 x 81,5 cm
At all four sides a strip of the original painted canvas, c. 2 cm wide, has been folded over along the stretcher and the original canvas must have measured at least 105.5 x 81.5 cm (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-, vol. 2, no. A. 54).
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
  • signed and dated center right: RHL (in monogram) van Rijn 1632
    The date is on a strip of the original canvas folded over along the stretcher (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-, vol. 2, no. A. 54).
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dated 1632 (1632)
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Entered on: 2000-07-17; Last modification: 2018-10-16


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