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Attributed to Dutch School , Portrait of an Unidentified Man

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Title Portrait of an Unidentified Man
Collection St Bartholomew┤s Hospital Museum, London
Artist Attributed to Dutch School
Date Earliest possibly about 1680
Date Latest possibly about 1680
Description Head and shoulders portrait of an unidentified man, with grey hair and 'Van Dyck' beard. He is dressed in black with a white collar, in a style typical of the seventeenth century. Formerly believed to be William Harvey.
Current Accession Number X/7/69
Subject portrait
Measurements 18 x 15 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas (laid on board)
Acquisition Details Unknown.
Notes On rear of panel; handwritten, 'Dr Harvey [who found out the;] circulation of blood in the reign of King Charles'. The sitter has a general resemblance of 'type' to that of William Harvey, however the resemblance cannot be said to be conclusive, due to the na´ve style of execution. The painting is not recorded in the 1948-49 insurance valuations. In 1961 it was sent to the National Portrait Gallery for identification. Returned in 1970 and placed in store until 1986. Presently hung in the James Gibbs flat.
Rights Owner St Bartholomew's Hospital Archives and Museum
Author Malcolm Barclay



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