- Museum number
Head and shoulders of a man; formerly portrait of Jacob Matham, turned slightly to left, looking to front, wearing falling collar and mantle. c.1650
Verso: laid down on card.
Watermark: foolscap with three balls below (not easily seen, in raking light; backing card prevents X-radiography of the mark).
- Production date
- 1650 (circa)
Height: 226 millimetres
Width: 191 millimetres (chain lines horizontal, 23mm apart)
- Curator's comments
- Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, 'Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school', 2010, Jan Lievens, cat. no.9:
See cat. no.8 (1861,0810.17), which represents the same sitter in a more formal mode. Despite the softer application of the chalk, the use of different types of paper (see the watermarks) and no apparent congruity in their provenances, the two drawings were presumably made at the same period.
London, 1915, p.84, no.2 (depicts Matham, as cat. no.8 [1861,0810.17]); Schneider, 1932/73, p.198 [1973 ed. also p.362], no.Z.65; van Hall, 1963, p.202, no.1360/11; Exh. Braunschweig, 1979, p.150, under no.65 (not of Matham).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
No exhibitions recorded.
- General discolouration of paper to yellow; a few old horizontal creases in lower half.
- Acquisition date
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