Backer, Jacob Adriaensz., “Portrait of a gentleman”

Backer, Jacob Adriaensz., “Portrait of a gentleman”

Harlingen 1608 – Amsterdam 1651

Portrait of a gentleman

Canvas
Dated: 1632
79 x 65,5 cm
Inv.nr. 23-1946, Cat.nr.5

Bredius acquired this piece because he thought it might be a Rembrandt (“just a head cut out of the anatomy lesson of 1632”); later he judged it to be by Ferdinand Bol. Now it is attributed to the Amsterdam portrait- and history painter Jacob Backer, pupil of Rembrandt.