Initially, this painting was attributed to Rembrandt, but in 1988, even before an investigation by the Rembrandt Research project, it was re-attributed to the School of Rembrandt. This was based on stylistic reasons. The group of paintings reflecting Rembrandt's late style is extensive. It was possibly painted by Aert de Gelder, one of the last pupils of Rembrandt, who continued to paint in the free late style of his master, even though such paintings were no longer in fashion. There are, however, still art historians who attribute it to Rembrandt himself.
Otto Naumann asked
On what type of ground is this painted?
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered
Dear Otto, this is a painting on canvas which was commonly used by Rembrandt at this stage of his life. From what I can see, we don't have more information in our general records about the exact density of the linen canvas used. Best regards, Lisa
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|Title||The Man in a Red Cap|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Width 80 cm
Height 102 cm
Rembrandt van Rijn
|Accession number||2113 (OK)|
|Credits||Schenking / Donation: Vereniging Rembrandt en 100 Vrienden van het Museum 1937|
|Age artist||Between 49 and 59 years old|
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Rembrandt Paintings in America: Collecting and Connoisseurship (2011)
Rembrandt. Britain's Discovery of the Master (2018)
Laboratorium Rembrandt (2019)
|Geographical origin||Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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Rembrandt van Rijn
Leiden 1606 - Amsterdam 1669
Rembrandt van Rijn was born in Leiden. After his apprenticeship, during which he studied with various painters including Pieter Lastman in Amsterdam, he started...Bekijk het volledige profiel