Portrait of a Man with a Watch

Cornelis Jonson van Ceulen the Younger (Dutch, London 1634–1715 Utrecht)
Oil on canvas
33 x 27 3/4 in. (83.8 x 70.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Given in memory of Felix M. Warburg by his wife and children, 1941
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated (lower left): Cornelius Jonson / van Ceulen / Junior / 1657
?[Dowdeswell & Dowdeswell, London, in about 1911]; Felix M. Warburg, New York (until d. 1937; his estate, 1937–41)
Palm Beach. Society of the Four Arts. "European Masters of the XVII and XVIII Centuries," January 13–February 5, 1950, no. 6 (as "Portrait of a Horologist").

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.

Winter Park, Fla. Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College. "Fashionable Portraits in Europe," August 15, 2015–January 3, 2016, no catalogue.

C. H. Collins Baker. Lely & the Stuart Portrait Painters: A Study of English Portraiture before & after Van Dyck. London, 1912, vol. 1, p. 85, mentions a painting he saw at Dowdeswell & Dowdeswell that was inscribed "Copia het Cornelius Jonson van Ceulen Junior, 1657," possibly this picture.

C. H. Collins Baker. Letter to Margaretta Salinger. October 20, 1941, provides further details on the painting that he mentions in Ref. 1912, stating that "I think there is no doubt that the portrait you refer to by Cornelius Johnson, Jr., is identical with the one I saw at Dowdeswells thirty years ago".

Walter Liedtke. Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, vol. 1, pp. 384–85, no. 95, colorpl. 95.