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Portrait of a Man

A work made of oil on copper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on copper.

Date:

c. 1650

Artist:

Jan Baptist Weenix
Dutch, 1621-1660/1669

About this artwork

This fine portrait, a rare example on copper, demonstrates Jan Baptist Weenix’s subtle handling of his subject’s distinctive facial features. This work was likely commissioned at the same time as another similarly sized portrait of an older man, also on copper, now in a collection in Kingston, Ontario. While most pendant portraits of the period depicted men and women, paired portraits of men were produced as treasured tokens of friendship or kinship.

Status

On View, Gallery 213

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Jan Baptist Weenix

Title

Portrait of a Man

Place

Holland (Artist's nationality)

Date

1640–1660

Medium

Oil on copper

Dimensions

36.5 × 30.2 cm (14 3/8 × 11 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Sophia P. Morton Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1969.111

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