This portrait of an unknown man, who is recognisable as an officer from his clothes and attributes, has, as its pendant, the ‘Portrait of a 40-year-old woman’ that was also painted by Jacob Gerritsz Cuyp. Both works belong to the museum’s collection. The paintings form a whole as it were and together show the married couple. According to the inscription: 'Aetatis 66 JG Cuijp. fecit Ano 1644’, the officer was 66 years old in 1644, the year in which Cuyp painted the portrait. The oval shape of the portraits is unusual for Cuyp. Possibly the shape was dictated by the commission to allow the paintings to match those of older portraits.
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|Title||Portrait of a 66-year-old Officer|
|Material and technique||Oil on panel|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 68 cm
Height 81.5 cm
Jacob Gerritsz. Cuyp
|Accession number||1139 (OK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: 1866|
|Age artist||About 50 years old|
|Geographical origin||Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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