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Portrait of a Man

Artist:
David Baudringhien (Dutch, ca. 1581–1650)
Date:
1627
Medium:
Oil on copper
Dimensions:
Oval, 3 3/4 x 3 in. (95 x 76 mm)
Classification:
Miniatures
Credit Line:
The Collection of Giovanni P. Morosini, presented by his daughter Giulia, 1932
Accession Number:
32.75.16
Not on view
David Baudringhien is said to have been born about 1581. He was in Naples in 1629 and by 1635 lived in Amsterdam, where he died in 1650. He was a wealthy man and seems to have been an amateur who painted little; his portrait of Frederick Henry (1614–1629), count palatine of the Rhine, was in the collection of Charles I (1600–1649) (Oliver Millar, "Abraham van der Doort's Catalogue of the Collections of Charles I,” Walpole Society 37 [1960], p. 6, no. 27; lent by Col. G. H. Anson to the exhibition “Seventeenth-Century Art in Europe,” Royal Academy, London, 1938, no. 158).

The inscription was identified as probably the signature of David Baudringhien by Dr. Horst Gerson of the National Institute of Art History, The Hague (1954).

This miniature is the pendant to 32.75.15.

[2015; adapted from Reynolds and Baetjer 1996]
Inscription: Signed and dated (reverse): geschildert / by bodringyn / in den iaare / 1627
Giovanni Pertinax Morosini, Riverdale-on-Hudson, N.Y. (until d. 1908); his daughter, Giulia Morosini, Riverdale-on-Hudson (1908–d. 1932)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "European Miniatures in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," November 5, 1996–January 5, 1997, no. 14.

Horst Gerson. Letter to Mrs. Allen. August 20, 1954, identifies the inscription on verso as probably the signature of David Baudringhien.

Josephine L. Allen. "Some Notes on Miniatures." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 13 (April 1955), pp. 245–46, ill.

Graham Reynolds with the assistance of Katharine Baetjer. European Miniatures in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1996, pp. 11–12, 75–76, no. 14, ill.



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