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A Portrait of a Man

A work made of black and red chalk on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of black and red chalk on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1650

Artist:

Jan de Bray
Dutch, c. 1627-1697

About this artwork

Jan de Bray used finely pointed red and black chalk in alternation to describe the facial features of middle-aged residents of the city of Haarlem. He also captured the distinctive features of their clothing, such as buttons, pleats, seams, and the stiffly pressed lace of their elaborate collars.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jan de Bray

Title

A Portrait of a Man

Place

Netherlands (Artist's nationality)

Date

1650

Medium

Black and red chalk on ivory laid paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed verso, upper center, in graphite: "44"; lower center, in graphite: "53/4 dBray f"

Dimensions

16.5 × 12.7 cm (6 1/2 × 5 in.)

Credit Line

Margaret Day Blake Fund

Reference Number

2015.208

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