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Portrait of Jan Six; whole-length, standing in a dark interior, reading a paper at a window at right; fifth state with date corrected from reverse. 1647
Etching, drypoint and burin on Japan paper (?)
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Height: 245 millimetres
Width: 191 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For an impression of the fifth state and comment see F,6.71.
2006 label for "Rembrandt: a 400th anniversary display":
Portrait of Jan Six, 1647
Etching, drypoint and burin, Hind 228, 4th state
The sitter, Rembrandt's friend and patron Jan Six (1618-1700), probably commissioned this etching, one of Rembrandt's most highly-finished prints. Even the peg holding up the window is carefully described. The print is a remarkably informal portrait for its time, showing Six, his shirt unbuttoned, leaning casually against a window-sill. But it was never published in a substantial edition.
Bequeathed by Felix Slade, 1868,0822.699
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2019 7 Feb-4 Aug, BM, G90, 'Rembrandt: thinking on paper'
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