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Portrait of a 66-year-old Officer

Portrait of a 66-year-old Officer

Jacob Gerritsz. Cuyp (in 1644)

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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
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 68 cm
Height Error: 81,5 is not a valid BCD value cm
Artists Painter: Jacob Gerritsz. Cuyp
Accession number 1139 (OK)
Credits Purchased 1866
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1866
Creation date in 1644
Research Alma
Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Jacob Gerritsz. Cuyp

Dordrecht 1594 - Dordrecht 1652

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