About This Artwork


Portrait of a Man, c. 1575

Oil on panel
18 7/16 x 13 3/8 in. (46.8 x 33.9 cm)

Samuel P. Avery Fund, 1951.224

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

AIC exhibition in Gallery 124-127, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, and the Portrait Print from March 5 to August 7, 2016London, P. and D. Colnaghi and Co., "Paintings by Old Masters," July 1951, no. 16.

Brussels, Centre for Fine Arts, "Renaissance Portraits of the Low Countries," February 5-September 12, 2015.

Publication History

Van Dyck, Rembrandt, and the Portrait Print, Victoria Sancho Lobis with essay by Maureen Warren, publisher The Art Institute of Chicago, distributed by Yale University Press, New Haven and London (2016) Dora Zuntz, Frans Floris: ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der niederländischen Kunst im XVI Jahrhundert (Strasbourg, 1929), p. 77, IIIb.

Daniel Catton Rich, "In a Minor Key," Art Institute Quarterly 47 (1953), pp. 30–31.

Winslow Ames, "Swiss Export Table Tops," Antiques 80, no. 1 (1961), p. 49, fig. 4.

Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in The Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection (Chicago, 1961), pp. 161–62.

Till-Holger Borchert et Koenraad Jonckheere, Portraits de la Penaissance aux Pays-Bas (Brussels, BOZAR, 2015) pp. 184-85

Ownership History

Probably Charles Jennens (died 1773), Gopsall, Leicestershire, by 1767; by descent to Richard George Penn Curzon, 4th Earl Howe, Gopsall, until 1918 [according to letter from Gabriel Naughton, Thomas Agnew and Sons, London, April 18, 2000, and letter from Frederick, Earl Howe, July 22, 2000, in curatorial file]; sold to Agnew’s, London, 1918; sold by Agnew’s to W. L. Peacock and Co., London, 1921 [according to Naughton letter cited above]. Mrs. Helen Hilston Cowie (died 1947), Ravensleigh, Dowanhill, Glasgow; by descent to her husband Thomas Rennie Cowie (died 1950); sold by her heirs at Christie’s, London, May 18, 1951, no. 62, to P. and D. Colnaghi and Co., London, for £85; sold by Colnaghi to the Art Institute, 1951.

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