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Portrait of a Man

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

c. 1660/65

Artist:

Jan Mijtens
Dutch, c. 1614-1670

About this artwork

Jan Mijtens situated this unidentified sitter against a twilight landscape, likely a subtle nod to his status as a gentleman and landowner. Mijtens, painter to the nobility—most notably, the House of Orange in The Hague—practiced an international style of portraiture that emphasized elegant poses, sumptuous garb, and confident demeanors. This mode had been developed by Dutch and Flemish artists working at foreign courts, including Jan’s uncle and probable teacher, Daniel Mijtens, who was court painter to Charles I of England.

On View

Painting and Sculpture of Europe, Gallery 234

Artist

Jan Mijtens

Title

Portrait of a Man

Origin

Holland

Date

1650–1675

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed upper left on tree: JANMijtens

Dimensions

41 1/4 × 33 1/8 in. (104.8 × 84.1 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Ronald Fritz

Reference Number

1986.1367

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