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Keil, Bernhard
An Old Man Holding a Stick An Old Man Holding a Stick
around 1654 around 1654

The present work depicts an old man with rugged features holding his bearded chin in one hand, in a gesture of enquiry, and a walking stick in the other; he turns to the viewer with raised brow and rounded eyes. His hair and beard are unkempt, although his shirt is still in good repair, as is the robe draped over his arm. His grooming and dress are explained in part by the walking stick, which marks him as a traveller. His physiognomy and pose are reminiscent of the figure in Peasant Carrying a Basket of Grapes in Göteborg.

 
Keil, Bernhard
Helsingør, Denmark 1624–Rome, Italy 1687 Helsingør, Denmark 1624–Rome, Italy 1687
An Old Man Holding a Stick An Old Man Holding a Stick
around 1654 around 1654
Oil on panel Oil on panel
35.9 cm (diam.)
Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2013 Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2013
56-003.35

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