9 December 2003
HENRI L'EVÊQUE (SWISS, 1769-1832)
Rembrandt's Father, in silver breast plate, black cloak, wearing a medal on a gold chain suspended over his shoulders, drop gold earring, black plumed hat
signed 'L'EVÊQUE 1813.' (lower left)
enamel on copper
rectangular, 2 9/16 x 2 1/8 in. (64 x 54 mm.), gilt-wood frame
Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 18 November 1942, lot 96.
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L. R. Schidlof, The Miniature in Europe, Graz, 1964, I, p. 498.
This is painted after Rembrandt's oil on canvas portrait of his father, now in the Art Institute, Chicago.
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