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Title Portrait of a Young Man
Collection Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust
Artist Attributed to Werff, Adriaen van der (Dutch painter and draftsman, 1659-1722)
Previously attributed to Dijk, Philip van (Dutch painter, 1680-1753)
Date Earliest possibly about 1680
Date Latest possibly about 1722
Description Werff achieved great success in his lifetime with portraits, mythological and religious scenes, although his fame declined after his death, and he is now viewed as a conventional, and sentimental painter. This portrait of a composed young man is in Werff's manner, although it lacks the accessories the painter usually added to his portraits such as sculptures, pictures and letters.
Current Accession Number 49
Subject portrait
Measurements 25.5 x 35.5 cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Given by J. G. Graves 1935.
Provenance Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 10 Feb 1933, lot 37 as Portrait of a youth in claret coloured cloak & white cravat, bought by J. G. Graves for 16 1/2 guineas
Notes Previously attributed to Philip van Dijk by H. Gerson of the Institut Voor Kunstgescheidenis Der Rijsuniversitiet in 1967.
Rights Owner Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust
Author Alastair Smith
 

 

 

 

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