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Horst, Gerritt Willemsz.
Portrait of a Young Man in a Red Beret (Self-portrait?)
around 1633-5

This young man bears many of the trappings of the sixteenth-century artist that were taken up by Rembrandt van Rijn and others in the mid-seventeenth century: the pillowy beret, the doublet with stiff collar and the pleated chemise. The application of paint in thin layers with visible hatched strokes has led to the attribution to Willem Horst, an artist in the circle of Rembrandt, thereby raising the possibility that this is a self-portrait.

 
Horst, Gerritt Willemsz.
Muiden, Netherlands around 1612–Amsterdam, Netherlands 1652
Portrait of a Young Man in a Red Beret (Self-portrait?)
around 1633-5
Oil on panel
overall: 41 cm x 36.3 cm
Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2014
57-001.12

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