17 June 2004
Circle of Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Leiden 1606-1669 Amsterdam)
Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a black costume
bears inscription and date 'RB Aetatis 1632' (upper right)
oil on canvas
26 x 21 in. (66 x 53.4 cm.)
Edouard Fould; sale, Paris, 27 February 1882, lot 71.
Ignacio Zuloaga, Buenos Aires.
Antonio Santamarina, Buenos Aires, by 1964.
Anonymous sale; Roldan & Cia., Buenos Aires, 23-28 June 1976, lot 10 as 'Ferdinand Bol', where purchased by the present owners.
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Buenos Aires, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, de El Greco a Tiepolo, 24 August - 27 September 1964, no. 11, as 'Ferdinand Bol'.
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