Michel Sittow

Portrait of a Man

832 achterzijde
832 ingelijst
832 voorzijde
832 voorzijde

Michel Sittow
Portrait of a Man

1510 Visible à Salle 7

Michel Sittow came from Estonia. He trained as a painter in Flanders, which was a major art centre in those days. This is one of the few paintings we know by Sittow, which he probably made in his hometown of Tallinn. He painted the man’s face in great detail, with delicate wrinkles and a light beard growth. The man’s hands are resting on the edge of the painting, giving it the appearance of a windowsill – a trick that Sittow learned in Bruges from Hans Memling.

Détails techniques
832 voorzijde

Michel Sittow
Portrait of a Man

1510 Visible à Salle 7

Acquired with the support of Mr A.W. Volz and the Rembrandt Association, 1946
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Détails

Informations générales
Michel Sittow (Tallinn 1469 - 1525 Tallinn)
Portrait of a Man
1510
painting
832
Salle 7
Détails des matériaux et techniques
oil
panel
25.9 x 35.9 cm

Origine

Von Liphart family, Ratshof Castle, Tartu, Estonia, until 1918; Ernest, Baron von Liphart, Petrograd, 1918-1921; A.W. Volz, The Hague, 1921-1946; purchase made possible by the testamentary disposition of Mr Volz and with the support of the Rembrandt Association, 1946