Young Man in a Velvet Cap (Petrus Sylvius?)

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1606-1669
1637
Etching on paper.
97 x 84 mm
RvR 358
NHD 164, II
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George W. Vanderbilt (1862-1914); form whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1905.
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Signed and dated upper left, "Rembrandt f 1637".
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F. Schmidt-Degener suggested that the etching is a portrait of Ferdinand Bol (see "Catalogus van de Verzameling Etsen van Rembrandt in het bezit van I. de Bruijn", The Hague, 1932, p. 230); cf. Bol's 'Self-Portrait' in the collection of the Duke of Newcastle, Burlington Magazine, 1923 (xlii) p.72. (White and Boon)
The second outline of the cap and the shading on the left cheek removed. (White and Boon)

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