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Karel van Mander III

Portrait of a bearded man with a turban

Karel van Mander III

Karel van Mander III

Portrait of a bearded man with a turban

Portrait of a bearded man with a turban

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Karel van Mander III

Delft 1609/10 - 1670 Copenhagen

Portrait of a bearded man with a turban



oil on panel

panel: 31¾ by 22½ in.; 80.6 by 57.2 cm.

framed: 40¼ by 31¾ in.; 102.2 by 80.6 cm.

This picture is in overall very good condition and should be hung in its current state. It is executed on a flat panel which is cradled on the reverse. It is clear that the panel is comprised of at least two boards with a vertical join along the left third. Some normal restoration is visible along the join. UV light reveals only minimal scattered retouching, namely along the join, in the lower left corner, and lower right corner. The painting has recently been cleaned and is bright, with very good retention of original impasto. In a carved giltwood frame.


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With Tomás Harris, London;
Anonymous sale ("Property from an Alabama Estate"), New York, Sotheby's, 14 January 1994, lot 287;
With Schaeffer Galleries.
G. Isarlov, "Rembrandt et son entourage", in La Renaissance, July-September 1936, p. 45, reproduced;
J. Roding, Karel van Mander III : library and oeuvre, Frederiksborg 2020, p. 196, cat. no. 189. 

When last at sale with Sotheby's in 1994 (see Provenance), Werner Sumowski endorsed the attribution of the present lot to Karel van Mander. 


The artist was the grandson of Karel van Mander I, after whose death in 1623, he left Delft, aged thirteen, and moved to Denmark with his mother Corelia Rooswijck. He trained in the studio of Pieter Isaacsz. until 1629 and then worked as a portrait painter to the Royal Family from 1631. His career and his artistic output was transformed when in 1635 he received financial support from Christian IV to travel to the Netherlands and Flanders. He returned to Denmark in 1638 when he was appointed court painter. Van Mander is known to have spent time in the studios of both Rembrandt and Rubens and the pervading influence of both is readily apparent in the present picture. Works by the artist are rare, the great majority of extant works belonging to Danish public and Royal collections.