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An Unknown man

Oil Painting
ca. 1640 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

An oil portrait of a man in three-quarter profile, with long hair and a moustache, wearing 17th century costume.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Oil on canvas
Brief Description
Oil portrait of an unknown man, formerly attributed to William Dobson. German School, ca. 1640.
Physical Description
An oil portrait of a man in three-quarter profile, with long hair and a moustache, wearing 17th century costume.
Dimensions
  • Estimate height: 56.5cm
  • Estimate width: 42cm
Dimensions taken from Catalogue of Foreign Paintings, I. Before 1800, C.M. Kauffmann, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1973
Style
Credit line
Bequeathed by Bernard H. Webb
Production
Attributed to William Dobson as a portrait of John Lilburne when it was auctioned in 1904, this attribution was abandoned when it entered the Museum. The name LILBURNE, inscribed on the lower right hand corner, turned out to be a later addition and disappeared when it was cleaned in 1960. Kauffmann (1973) considers it to be German, from the period of the Thirty Years' War (ca. 1640).
Bibliographic References
  • Kauffmann, C.M., Catalogue of Foreign Paintings, I. Before 1800. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1973, p. 128, cat. no. 146.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1919, London: Printed Under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1921
Collection
Accession Number
P.46-1919

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record createdAugust 3, 2006
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