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Study Head of a Bearded Man

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

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  • A work made of oil on panel.

Date:

c. 1565

Artist:

Frans Floris
Netherlandish, 1519/20-1570

About this artwork

In the upper-left corner of this painting, just barely visible against the black background, a monogram reading FFF identifies the artist as Frans Floris, who operated a large and influential workshop in Antwerp. This panel served as a head study (possibly of Hercules), a technique Floris often used to work through expressions and characters for finished compositions. His practice anticipated the tronie—Dutch for “head”—studies popular in the 17th century among artists such as Rembrandt and Peter Paul Rubens.

Status

On View, Gallery 208

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Frans Floris, I

Title

Study Head of a Bearded Man

Place

Flanders (Artist's nationality)

Date

1550–1580

Medium

Oil on panel

Inscriptions

Inscribed upper left: FFF

Dimensions

46.5 × 33.6 cm (18 5/16 × 13 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader

Reference Number

1990.557

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