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Lievens, Jan
Bust of an Old Man in a Fur Cap Bust of an Old Man in a Fur Cap
around 1630 around 1630

The present etching by Jan Lievens depicts the model known today as “Rembrandt’s father” in profile. He is wearing a fur cap wrapped with a scarf, and a fur coat. His wrinkled face sports a hooked nose and a curled moustache, and the slight nod of his head gives a contemplative impression. This print was one of seven etched heads that the artist executed around this time, and its impact was profound. Rembrandt selected it, along with three other heads by the artist, to copy and improve.

 
Lievens, Jan
Leiden, Netherlands 1607–Amsterdam, Netherlands 1674 Leiden, Netherlands 1607–Amsterdam, Netherlands 1674
Bust of an Old Man in a Fur Cap Bust of an Old Man in a Fur Cap
around 1630 around 1630
etching, state 3 of 4 etching, state 3 of 4
overall: 16.4 cm x 14.4 cm
Purchase, J. Stuart Fleming Fund, 2005 Purchase, J. Stuart Fleming Fund, 2005
48-002

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