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THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Follower of Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
PORTRAIT OF A BEARDED MAN WEARING A BLACK CAP AND HOLDING A STAFF
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THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Follower of Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
PORTRAIT OF A BEARDED MAN WEARING A BLACK CAP AND HOLDING A STAFF
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Follower of Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
PORTRAIT OF A BEARDED MAN WEARING A BLACK CAP AND HOLDING A STAFF
inscribed on the clasp: F.B.
oil on oak panel
74.2 x 59.9 cm.; 29 1/4  x 23 5/8  in.
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Provenance

Bonython family, Adelaide, South Australia;
Thence by descent.

Catalogue Note

This depiction of an old, bearded man, gazing wistfully out at the viewer, shares many characteristics with the work of Pieter Harmensz. Verelst (circa 1618 - after 1668) who, particularly in his portraits, followed the style of character studies pioneered by Rembrandt. In the large black pupils, highlight on the nose and rendering of the beard, this painting may be compared to Verelst's portraits of old men, sold London, Sotheby's, 22 April 2009, lot 129 and London, Christie's, 10 July 2009, lot 68. The initials 'FB' inscribed on the clasp of the man's cloak appear to be original to the painting.

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