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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1953.28
People
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Dutch (Leiden 1606 - 1669 Amsterdam)
Title
Portrait of a Man
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1652
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/297350
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown ink, brown wash, black chalk, white opaque watercolor, and scratchwork on off-white antique laid paper, framing line in brown ink
Dimensions
actual: 18.6 x 15.8 cm (7 5/16 x 6 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: foolscap with seven points, 4 and three balls below [compare general group in Ash and Fletcher 1998, p. 112, section D and Hinterding 2006, p. 142, section D, both ca. 1654]
Provenance
Franz Koenigs, Haarlem, before 1923, transferred; [1] Lisser & Rosenthal bank, Hamburg, 1940, sold; [through Jacques Goudstikker Gallery]; to D. G. van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1940, gift; to Lucas Hermann Peterich, his son-in-law. [Charles Albert de Burlet, Basel], sold; to Fogg Art Museum, 1953

Notes
[1] Koenigs's collection was used as collateral for a long term loan through the bank Lisser & Rosenkranz. The bank voted to liquidate on April 2, 1940 and the repayment of the loan was required immediately. The drawings and paintings which were used as collateral were therefore transferred to the ownership of the bank.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Annie Swan Coburn and Alpheus Hyatt Funds
Accession Year
1953
Object Number
1953.28
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

An Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors, checklist, Unpublished (1954), cat. no. 51, p. 13

Felice Stampfle and Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann, Rembrandt Drawings from American Collections, exh. cat., Pierpont Morgan Library (New York, NY, 1960), cat. no. 71, pp. 51-52, repr. pl. 63, fig. 71

Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY, 1967), no. 14

Seymour Slive, "Rembrandt at Harvard", Apollo (June 1978), vol. 107, no. 196, pp. 452-463, p. 458, repr. p. 461, fig. 14

Edward Saywell, Behind the Line: The Materials and Techniques of Old Master Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, 1998), vol. 6, no. 2, checklist no. 18, p. 27

The Drawings of Rembrandt: a revision of Otto Benesch's catalogue raisonné, website, 2012, Benesch A80a

Exhibition History

An Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/01/1954 - 04/30/1954

Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, 05/08/1967 - 06/11/1967

Rembrandt: A Selection of his Works, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 10/18/1984 - 12/11/1984

Rembrandt and His School: Drawings from the Museum Boymans-van Beuningen Rotterdam, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 12/02/1989 - 01/28/1990

Behind the Line: The Materials and Techniques of Old Master Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/03/1998 - 12/30/1998

Rembrandt Prints & Drawings, Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, 11/05/2008 - 12/14/2008

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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