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Portrait of a Man

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Like so many of his gifted fellow townsmen, Leveck went to specialise with Rembrandt in Amsterdam for lack of a good teacher in Dordrecht. He did not stay long, and later abandoned Rembrandt’s approach to art. Here, though, he is still under his spell. The characterisation of the sitter is formidable. A Romantic would say: tired, and with the shadow of death in the eyes.

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Title Portrait of a Man
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 70.5 cm
Width 54.5 cm
Artists Schilder: Jacobus Leveck
Accession number 1472 (OK)
Credits Schenking / Donation: Kunsthandel Katz 1937
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1937
Age artist Between 21 and 26 years old
Exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Jacobus Leveck

Dordrecht 1634 - Dordrecht 1675

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