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

The Hague, the ancient seat of the counts of Holland, was dominated by the Dutch nobility and provided a ready clientele for Jan Mijtens’s elegant portraits. The artist practiced an international style of portraiture that had been developed by Dutch and Flemish painters working for foreign courts, among them Jan’s uncle and probable teacher, Daniel Mijtens, a court painter to Charles I of England. In this work, Mijtens gave the sitter a confident bearing, depicting him against a poetic twilight background that is indebted to the portrait conventions of Anthony van Dyck and hints at his status as a gentleman and landowner.

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European Painting and Sculpture

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

Extended information about this artwork

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