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Maker Once Known; Ketel, Cornelis (follower of)
Miniature Portrait of a Man Miniature Portrait of a Man
around 1580 around 1580

This miniature oval portrait on copper shows a man of around thirty years of age. His hair is close-cropped and his beard neatly trimmed. He wears a lace-trimmed ruff over a tight, buttoned, black satin doublet embroidered with long horizontal bands and short diagonal stitches. The background is in a flat shade of greenish gray. Both the sitter’s coiffure and beard closely reflect fashion in the northern Netherlands during the 1580s and compare closely to those in a 1581 portrait by Adriaen Thomasz. Key (around 1544–after 1589) in the Rijksmuseum. The man’s sombre stare is further in keeping with the severe style of portraiture established by Anthonis Mor (1519–1575) in Brussels earlier in the century.

 
Maker Once Known; Ketel, Cornelis (follower of)
Gouda, Netherlands 1548-Amsterdam, Netherlands 1616 Gouda, Netherlands 1548-Amsterdam, Netherlands 1616
Miniature Portrait of a Man Miniature Portrait of a Man
around 1580 around 1580
Oil on copper Oil on copper
height / width: 6.40 x 4.70 cm; 2.52 x 1.85 in.
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Bader, 1969 Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Bader, 1969
12-063

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