Portrait of a Man Wearing a Black Hat

1634
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bredius 197; RRP C 72

Dimensions

69.9 x 53 cm (27 1/2 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

93.1475

Medium or Technique

Oil on panel

On View

Art of the Netherlands in the 17th Century Gallery (Gallery 242)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Lower right : Rembrandt fe / 1634

Provenance

Baron François-Florentin-Achille de Seillière (b. 1813 - d. 1873) [see note 1]; by descent to his daughter, Anne Alexandrine Jeanne Jeanne Marguérite Seillière (b. 1839 - d. 1905), Princess Sagan, Paris; 1889, sold by Princess Sagan to Durand-Ruel, Paris [see note 2]. 1889, Cottier and Co., London and New York [see note 3]; sold by Cottier to Frederick Lothrop Ames (b. 1835 - d. 1893), Boston; by descent to his widow, Rebecca (Mrs. Frederick L.) Ames (b. 1835 - d. 1905), Boston; 1893, gift of Mrs. Frederick L. Ames to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 1893)

NOTES:
[1] First published as in the Seillière collection by C. Vosmaer, "Rembrandt: sa vie et ses oeuvres" (The Hague, 1877), p. 503; also see Alfred von Wurzbach, "Rembrandt - Galerie" (Stuttgart, 1886), p. 75, no. 320.

[2] "Current News in the Fine Arts," New York Times, December 24, 1893, p. 13.

[3] The Studio, n.s., vol. 4, no. 11 (October, 1889), p. 176.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Frederick L. Ames, in the name of Frederick L. Ames