|Title||Portrait of a Bearded Man in Armour|
|Collection||Holburne Museum of Art, Bath|
|Artist|| Attributed to Pourbus, Frans, the elder (Dutch painter, 1545-1581)
Previously attributed to school of Pourbus, Frans, the younger (Flemish painter, 1569-1622)
|Date Earliest||about 1560|
|Date Latest||about 1580|
|Description||This portrait was recently attributed to the Flemish artist Frans Pourbus the elder, who mostly worked for members of the wealthy patrician class. The unknown gentleman seems rather self-assured. His high status is indicated by his heavy gold chain, and the glimpse of his armour suggests a military career. His neatly-trimmed beard and hair are a striking red, and his face is framed by his crisp white ruff.|
|Current Accession Number||A348|
|Subject||portrait (man, gentleman); military and war|
|Measurements||29.2 x 34.3 cm cm (estimate)|
|Material||oil on panel|
|Acquisition Details||Given by Mr C. N. Knight 1943.|
An old label is mainly concealed by the backboard, and any inscriptions on it are concealed; reverse of frame, chalk: '23'.
Alban Chaine attributed A348 to Frans Pourbus the elder and dated it to about 1560-80.
|Rights Owner||© The Holburne Museum of Art, Bath|
|Author||Dr Susan Steer|