25 April 2001
School of Antwerp, circa 1610
Portrait of the artist as a young man, half-length, in a brown and yellow doublet with a white collar, holding a palette and brushes
oil on panel
24½ x 17¾ in. (62.2 x 45.1 cm.)
the support stamped with the panel maker's mark of a clover leaf and the coat-of-arms of the city of Antwerp
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The identity of the artist has thus far remained unidentified although it seems certain that he was active in the milieu of Antwerp. The picture can be accurately dated, by virtue of the costume, to circa 1610-1615.
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