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Lievens, Jan
Bust of a Bearded Man Bust of a Bearded Man
c.1630 c.1630

Jan Lievens, like his colleague and competitor Rembrandt, made several tronies in print. Of particular interest were unusual faces—with bulbous noses, expressive eyes, long beards and wrinkles—and intriguing clothing. Lievens had a preference for profile views, which captures the distinctive contours of the face in addition to the visual excitement of the historical garb. This state is before Lievens added his IL monogram as a sign of his authorship.

 
Lievens, Jan
Leiden, Netherlands 1607–Amsterdam, Netherlands 1674 Leiden, Netherlands 1607–Amsterdam, Netherlands 1674
Bust of a Bearded Man Bust of a Bearded Man
c.1630 c.1630
etching on cream wove paper etching on cream wove paper
image: 9.3 cm x 8.3 cm; sheet: 9.7 cm x 8.7 cm
Purchase, J. Stuart Fleming Fund, 2009 Purchase, J. Stuart Fleming Fund, 2009
52-017

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