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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Jakob Ochtervelt, Dutch (Rotterdam c. 1635 - 1708-1710 Amsterdam?)
Portrait of a Family
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Family Portrait
Work Type
Creation Place: Europe, Netherlands
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Physical Descriptions

Oil on canvas
101.6 x 89.2 cm (40 x 35 1/8 in.)
frame: 127 x 114.5 cm (50 x 45 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: J. Ochtervelt f., 1663


Recorded Ownership History
William M. Laffan, sale [American Art Galleries, New York, January 20, 1911, lot 33]. Mr. Frederic F. Sherman, Gift to Museum, 1922.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Frederic Fairchild Sherman in memory of his brother, Frank Dempster Sherman
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • The Objects of Art and Antiquity collected by the late William M. Laffan, auct. cat., American Art Galleries (New York, January 20, 1911), lot 33
  • William R. Valentiner, "Jacob Ochervelt", Art In America (October 1924), pp. 269, 273, 274, repr. facing p. 270
  • Jakob Rosenberg, Seymour Slive, and E. H. Ter Kuile, Dutch Art and Architecture: 1600-1800, Penguin Books (Baltimore, MD, 1966), P. 211
  • Susan Donahue Kuretsky, The Paintings of Jacob Ochtervelt (1634-1682), Allanheld & Schram (Montclair, NJ, 1979), P. 61, no. 18
  • Peter C. Sutton, A Guide to Dutch Art in America, Netherlands-American Amity Trust and Eerdmans (Washington, D.C. and Grand Rapids, MI, 1986), P. 41
  • Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), pp. 123, 186, repr. b/w cat. no. 155
  • Philippe Bordes and Alain Chevalier, Catalogue des peintures, sculptures et dessins, Musée de la Révolution française, exh. cat., Musée de la Révolution française (Vizille, France, 1996), p. 71, fig. 11a, repr. in b/w
  • Zirka Z. Filipczak, Hot Dry Men, Cold Wet Women: The Theory of Humors in Western European Art, exh. cat., American Federation of Arts (New York, NY, 1997), p. 86, color repro. p. 87

Exhibition History

  • Hot Dry Men, Cold Wet Women, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, 09/13/1997 - 11/02/1997; Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, 11/20/1997 - 02/06/1998; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, 02/27/1998 - 04/24/1998

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