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Painting Title Head of an Old Man
Collection York Art Gallery
Artist After Dutch School
Date Earliest possibly about 1830
Date Latest possibly about 1900
Description A half-length depiction of an old man facing right, in a coat with the fur collar and in a hat. The man has a long grey beard; he is looking towards the lower right corner of the painting. It may have been painted by a follower of Jan Lievensz., a Dutch painter (1607-1674), who created a series of head studies of older men and women. Lievensz. worked closely with Rembrandt during the 1620s in Leiden, and even though he based his depictions of old people on the features of live models, these paintings were character studies rather than formal portraits. The painting may be a 19th century picture created in the style of 17th century Dutch painting.
Current Accession Number YORAG : 1160
Subject portrait
Measurements 24.8 x 19.0 cm
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Unknown.
Publications York Art Gallery Catalogue - Catalogue of Paintings, Vol. III: English and European 19th and 20th centuries, The Reserve Collection, City of York Art Gallery, York, 1974, p. 117 as Dutch 17th century pattern; Oil Paintings in Public Ownership. North Yorkshire, London, 2006, p. 264.
Notes In the Gallery's acquisition book a note reads: 'Taken on, previously no number and acquisition date'. On the back there is an indistinct note, unreadable now.
Rights Owner York Museums Trust (York Art Gallery)
Author Dr Magdalena Łanuszka



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