Rembrandt van Rijn (?)

Study of an Old Man

560 detail signatuur
560 achterzijde
560 ingelijst
560 voorzijde
560 voorzijde

Rembrandt van Rijn (?)
Study of an Old Man

1650 Non visitabile

The loose painting style, broad brushstrokes and dark tones of this painting bring to mind Rembrandt’s late work. But whether this is indeed a work by the great master remains unclear.

The identity of the sitter, who was long thought to be Rembrandt’s older brother Adriaen, only adds to the confusion. Today, however, we believe this painting to be a ‘tronie’, a study of a characterful old man’s facial expression.

Dettagli tecnici
560 voorzijde

Rembrandt van Rijn (?)
Study of an Old Man

1650 Non visitabile

Torna su

Dettagli

Informazioni generali
Rembrandt van Rijn (Leiden 1606 - 1669 Amsterdam) (?)
Study of an Old Man
1650
painting
560
Materiale e dettagli tecnici
oil
canvas
66.5 x 80.5 cm
Iscrizione
links van het midden, naast de schouder: Rembrandt.f. / 1650

Origine

Jean-Baptiste-Pierre Lebrun, Paris, 1809-1810; Este sale, Paris, 28 April 1819, lot 64 (unsold; as kindly communicated by B. Fredericksen); Sébastien Erard, Paris, until 1832; Sir William Wellesley Knighton, Blendworth Lodge, Hampshire, 1885; Lesser Gallery, London; Sir John Robinson, London, 1889; Agnew’s, London, 1890; Charles Sedelmeyer Gallery, Paris, 1890; purchased, 1891