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Portrait of a Man

Netherlandish Painter (first half 16th century)

Medium:
Oil on wood
Dimensions:
Overall, with arched top, 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. (21 x 16.5 cm); painted surface 8 1/8 x 6 1/8 in. (20.6 x 15.6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.60.28
  • Catalogue Entry

    Forthcoming

  • Provenance

    Mr. and Mrs. Jack Linsky, New York (until his d. 1980; as Dutch School); The Jack and Belle Linsky Foundation, New York (1980–his d. 1982)

  • References

    Guy C. Bauman in The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1984, p. 83, no. 28, ill.

    From Van Eyck to Bruegel: Early Netherlandish Painting in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1998, p. 410, ill.



  • Notes

    The badge on the sitter's hat is composed of a monogram conjoining letters that appear to be either MR or HR. The painting's condition impedes identification of the artist. Its conservative compositional formula, as well as the sitter's costume, points to the generation of Lucas van Leyden and Jan van Scorel.

    The picture is much abraded and overpainted, and the panel appears to have been cut at the bottom edge.

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