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Bust of an Oriental Man

A work made of etching on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on cream laid paper.

Date:

1627/74

Artist:

Jan Lievens
Dutch, 1607-1674

About this artwork

Jan Lievens shared studio space and artistic inspiration with Rembrandt. This print showcases a favorite theme of both artists, the orientalizing character head or bust. The unidentified sitter wears both a turban and a necklace; the latter seems to bear the insignia of the Order of the Golden Fleece, an exclusive western noble order. Similar articles of clothing recur throughout Rembrandt’s paintings and prints; perhaps this model is simply wearing a borrowed turban, among other communal studio props.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jan Lievens

Title

Bust of an Oriental Man

Date

Artist's working dates 1627–1674

Medium

Etching on cream laid paper

Dimensions

276 × 226 mm (image/sheet, trimmed within platemark)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard F. Rogers

Reference Number

1928.597

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