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Portrait of a Man

Artist:
Abraham de Vries (Dutch, The Hague (?) ca. 1590–1649/50 The Hague (?))
Date:
1643
Medium:
Oil on wood
Dimensions:
25 1/4 x 21 in. (64.1 x 53.3 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1871
Accession Number:
71.63
Not on view
Forthcoming
Inscription: Signed, dated, and inscribed (right): Fecit Hagæ Comitis / A. de Vries / anno 1643.
[Léon Gauchez, Paris, until 1870; sold to Blodgett]; William T. Blodgett, Paris and New York (1870–71; sold half share to Johnston); William T. Blodgett, New York, and John Taylor Johnston, New York (1871; sold to MMA)
Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences. "Picture of the Month," March 28–May 2, 1952, no catalogue?

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 18, 2007–January 6, 2008, no catalogue.

Jules-Ferdinand Jacquemart. Etchings of Pictures in the Metropolitan Museum, New York. London, 1871, pl. [10], as by Adrian de Vries.

Henry James. "The Metropolitan Museum's '1871 Purchase'." Atlantic Monthly (June 1872) [reprinted in John L. Sweeney, ed., "The Painter's Eye," London, 1956, p. 56], as "a Gentleman," by Aadrian de Vries.

Louis Decamps. "Un musée transatlantique (3e article)." Gazette des beaux-arts, 2nd ser., 6 (December 1872), pp. 479–80.

F[ritz von]. Harck. "Berichte und Mittheilungen aus Sammlungen und Museen, über staatliche Kunstpflege und Restaurationen, neue Funde: Aus amerikanischen Galerien." Repertorium für Kunstwissenschaft 11 (1888), p. 74.

Katharine Baetjer. "Buying Pictures for New York: The Founding Purchase of 1871." Metropolitan Museum Journal 39 (2004), pp. 165, 173, 182, 197, 222, 245, appendix 1A no. 172, ill. p. 222 and figs. 7, 31 (floor plan).

Rudi Ekkart. "Abraham de Vries, een Hollandse portrettist in Frankrijk en de Zuidelijke Nederlanden." Munuscula Amicorum: Contributions on Rubens and His Colleagues in Honour of Hans Vlieghe. Ed. Katlijne van der Stighelen. Vol. 2, Turnhout, Belgium, 2006, pp. 561, 564 n. 38, fig. 9.

Walter Liedtke. Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, vol. 2, pp. 931–33, no. 214, colorpl. 214, believes it possible that this is a self-portrait.



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