Portrait of a Gentleman with a Tall Hat and Gloves
Rembrandt van Rijn - circa 1658-1660
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Here Rembrandt, as in most of his late portraits, was more concerned with a personal interpretation of the sitter’s character and thoughts than in merely portraying a likeness, however accurate. This subjective approach contributed to the decline of his popularity at a time when the more flattering style of portraiture, introduced by Van Dyck was in vogue. It is recorded that a Portuguese patron asked Rembrandt to refund money paid in advance for a portrait of a lady ordered by him because it was not a true likeness. Rembrandt refused.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: circa 1658-1660
Artist age:Approximately 54 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 100 cm (39.37 in.), Width: 83 cm (32.68 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member laure9 on 02 August 2008.
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