The painting by Bouts depicts the face of Christ, who looks at the spectator with eyes half-closed and wears jewels on his red robe. The face shows no personal features. Yet the work is thought of as a portrait, although not one 'made from life'. It is the 'true face' (Vera Effigies) of Christ, as he is depicted based on passed down tradition.
I just went to Tokyo Metropolitan Museum I'm curius about number like Inv.no. 2468(OK).What does OK,PK,BdH,OB mean?
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered
Dear Yuri, These are Dutch abbreviations we use to categorise our collection. OK stands for 'Oude Kunst' which translates to Old Art. PK is 'PrentKunst' and means Print Art. The BdH which can often be found in our collection of prints refers to the former collection of J.C.J. Bierens-de Haan. And finally, OB or 'Oud Bezit' refers to Old Possessions. This abbreviation is given to works that have been in the collection for a longer period of time, but didn't have an inventory number yet. Often the provenance of these works is not yet determined. When the provenance is ascertained, the inventory numbers can be adjusted. Hopefully this information will give you a little more insight in our inventory system.
Kind regards, Tanja van Oostrum
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|Title||Head of Christ|
|Material and technique||Oil on panel|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 36 cm
Width 27 cm
|Accession number||2442 (OK)|
|Credits||Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of: D.G. van Beuningen 1958|
|Age artist||About 55 years old|
|Collector||Collector / D.G. van Beuningen|
Van Eyck tot Bruegel (1994)
BABEL - Oude meesters terug uit Japan / Old Masters Back from Japan (2018)
Collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen – Bruegel’s ‘The Tower of Babel’ and Great 16th Century Masters (2017)
|Geographical origin||Southern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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