CIRCLE OF ANTONIS MOR | PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, BUST LENGTH
CIRCLE OF ANTONIS MOR
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, BUST LENGTH
illegibly inscribed upper left
oil on panel, a fragment
panel: 17 by 12 in.; 43.2 by 30.5 cm.
framed: 30 by 24½ in.; 76.2 by 62.2 cm.
Panel is uncradled but flat with the top right edge beveled. Painting presents a handsome sitter, though the details in the shadows have sunken. There is a small spot of loss is at upper left and bottom left (in the background). A vertical crack to the wood runs from the extreme edges at right of the sitter’s neck. This crack has been retouched and fluoresces under UV. The varnish is uneven, though further scattered spots of retouching are here and there. Offered framed.
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This painting is based on Antonis Mor's Portrait of a man (1561) in the Mauritshuis, The Hague.1
1. Oil on canvas, 69.2 by 55.8 cm., inv. no. 559. See