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Nude Old Man Seated, Leaning on His Forearm, Facing Left

A work made of red and black chalk, with touches of white chalk, on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of red and black chalk, with touches of white chalk, on cream laid paper.

Date:

c. 1640

Artist:

Jacob Jordaens
Flemish, 1593-1678

About this artwork

Following Rubens’s death in 1640, Jordaens was regarded as the greatest living painter in the Southern Netherlands. Deeply influenced by Rubens, Jordaens created genre scenes characterized by an often candid realism. This study from life depicts a figure familiar from other drawings and paintings by the artist from around 1640.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jacob Jordaens

Title

Nude Old Man Seated, Leaning on His Forearm, Facing Left

Origin

Flanders

Date

1635–1645

Medium

Red and black chalk, with touches of white chalk, on cream laid paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, lower left, in pen and dark brown ink: "Jacob Jordaens"; verso, center, in graphite: "Revr Brian/ 7"; center, in graphite: "6cff Fl S"

Dimensions

344 × 217 mm

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Mrs. George B. Young; Helen Regenstein and H. Karl and Nancy von Maltitz Endowments

Reference Number

1990.139

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