Jacob Adriaensz Backer

Shepherd with Flute (Self-Portrait?)

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1057 achterzijde
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Jacob Adriaensz Backer
Shepherd with Flute (Self-Portrait?)

1637 Non visible

This is a ‘tronie’, or a study of a certain type or character – in this case a shepherd. The man is wrapped in sheepskin and wears a wreath of ivy leaves on his head. He seems to pause his flute playing in order to look at us over his shoulder.

Backer himself may have been the model for the shepherd. He painted very rapidly and let the ochre base show through in places, like in the grey background, for example.

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Jacob Adriaensz Backer
Shepherd with Flute (Self-Portrait?)

1637 Non visible

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Informations générales
Jacob Adriaensz Backer (Harlingen 1608 - 1651 Amsterdam)
Shepherd with Flute (Self-Portrait?)
1637
painting
1057
Détails des matériaux et techniques
oil
panel
40.8 x 52.2 cm
Inscriptions
linksonder: JAB.
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Origine

Count Otto Thott and heirs, Gavnø Castle, Denmark, 1785-1976; Robert Noortman Gallery, London and Maastricht; purchased, 1977