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Pieneman was a celebrated portrait painter in the Netherlands in the first half of the 19th century. He also had an elegant appearance. Here he has depicted himself in his early twenties as a charming dandy and virtuoso painter. An example of his portraiture is in the background, a copy of 'The Penitent Magdalene' by Cerezo de Jonge.

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Title Self-Portrait
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 20.5 cm
Height 26 cm
Artists Schilder: Nicolaas Pieneman
Accession number 1659 (OK)
Credits Schenking / Donation: Dr. D.H. Hannema 1929
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1929
Age artist Between 21 and 26 years old
Internal exhibitions De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Nicolaas Pieneman

Amersfoort 1809 - Amsterdam 1860

Nicolaas Pieneman was the son of the painter Jan Willem Pieneman. His father gave him some basic training before he went to study at the Academy in Amsterdam....

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