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Oil painting - Man with a jug

Man with a jug

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Date:

    ca. 1635 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on oak panel

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by John Forster

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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ca. 1635 (painted)


Unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

Oil on oak panel


Height: 49 cm approx., Width: 37.8 cm approx.

Object history note

Bequeathed by John Forster, 1876

Descriptive line

Oil painting, 'Man with a Jug', Dutch (Haarlem) School, ca. 1635

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Kauffmann, C.M., Catalogue of Foreign Paintings, I. Before 1800. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1973, p. 144, cat. no. 168.
The following is the full text of the entry:

School of HAARLEM, 17th century

MAN WITH A JUG Oak panel
19 ΒΌ x 14 7/8 (49 x 37.8)
Forster Bequest

This picture was long called Frans Hals (1893 Catalogue, p. 179) but it was not included in Hofstede de Groot's list of works by Hals (1910) and the ascription gradually ceased to be generally accepted. Subsequently, a considerable number of attributions have been suggested, including the names of Molenaer, Pott and Soutman. Individually, none of these are convincing, but they have in common a Haarlem origin and the influence of Hals, which are also the salient characteristics of this painting. A date ca. 1635 is indicated by the costume.

Condition. Slight damage in area of join in the panel: cleaned 1959.
Prov. General G. Phipps (label on back): John Forster; bequeathed to the Museum in 1876.
Lit. Forster Collection catalogue, 1893, p. 2 (Hals).


Oil paint; Oak


Oil painting

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