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Seated Man Wearing a Flat Cap

Artist:
Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam)
Date:
1635–40
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, heightened with white gouache
Dimensions:
sheet: 5 13/16 x 5 7/16 in. (14.8 x 13.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.100.935
Not on view
Inscription: Verso top left in pencil : "Hellegers=1/4020="
Verso in pen and brown ink (on former backing) by William Esdaile recording the date of acquisition: 1835 WE

Marking: Lower left the collectors' marks of Sir Joshua Reynolds (Lugt 2364) and Sir Thomas Lawrence (Lugt 2445). Verso: collector's mark of SIr Francis Seymour Haden (Lugt 1227) on former backing.
Sir Joshua Reynolds (British, Plympton 1723–1792 London); Sir Thomas Lawrence (British, Bristol 1769–1830 London); William Esdaile (British, 1758–1837 London); his sale, Christie's, London, June 17, 1840, lot 13 (£3 5s to Geddes); Andrew Geddes (British, Edinburgh, Scotland 1783–1844 London); Sir Francis Seymour Haden (British, London 1818–1910 Bramdean, Hampshire); his sale, Sotheby's, London, June 15–19, 1891, lot 584 (£29 to Durand-Ruel); Galerie Durand-Ruel; H. O. Havemeyer; Donor: Louisine W. Havemeyer
Fogg Museum, Harvard Art Museums. "Rembrandt Drawings from American Collections," March 15, 1960–April 16, 1960.

Morgan Library & Museum. "Rembrandt Drawings from American Collections," April 27, 1960–May 29, 1960.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 10, 1985–June 9, 1985.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Rembrandt and His Circle: Drawings and Prints, A Selection in Honor of the Artist's 400th Birthday," July 10, 2006–October 15, 2006.

Rembrandt Harmensz van Ryn. Original drawings by Rembrandt second series. Edited by Friedrich Lippmann, vols. II, III, The Hague, 1890, part III, cat. no. 148b.

William Reinhold Valentiner "Rembrandt drawings in the Havemeyer Collection." in Metropolitan Museum Studies. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 3, New York, 1930-1931, fig. no. 5, p. 140, ill.

William M. Ivins Jr. The Unseen Rembrandt. 1942, fig. no. 31, ill.

William M. Ivins Jr. "The Art of Rembrandt." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 37, no. 1, January 1942, p. 13, ill.

Walter Mehring European Drawings from the Collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Portfolio of Collotype Reproductions [Vol. 1: Italian Drawings; Vol. 2: Flemish, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, and British drawings; Vol. 3: "New Series": Italian, Flemish, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, and British drawings]. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3 vols., New York, 1942–44, also N.S., no. 21., cat. no. 8 (vol.2), fig. no. 8, ill.

Otto Benesch Rembrandt, selected drawings. Phaidon Press, London & NY, 1947, fig. no. 72, ill.

Art Treasures of the Metropolitan: A Selection from the European and Asiatic Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1952, cat. no. 66, pp. 72, 222, ill.

Otto Benesch The Drawings of Rembrandt: The Leiden Years, The Early Amsterdam Period, 1625-1640 [a critical and chronological catalogue]. vol. 2, London, 1954, cat. no. 324, fig. no. 374, p. 81, ill.

Jacob Bean 100 European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York Graphic Society, New York, 1964, cat. no. 87, ill.

Seymour Slive Drawings of Rembrandt. New York, 1965, cat. no. 154, ill.

Otto Benesch (enlarged and edited by Eva Benesch) The Drawings of Rembrandt. Complete Edition in Six Volumes. vol. 2, London, 1973, cat. no. 324, fig. no. 393, p. 81, ill.

Helen Bobritzky Mules "Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 42, no. 4, New York, 1985, p. 19, ill.



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