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Portrait of a Man with a Ruff

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Inscription

Center right: A E 35 / A 1616 / W V VALCKERT / PIN CET [ALC joined]

Provenance

By 1852, Johann Peter Weyer (b. 1794 - d. 1864), Cologne [see note 1]; August 25, 1862, Weyer sale, Heberle, Cologne, lot 421, sold for 80 M. 1902, Count Léon Mniszech, Wisniowiec, Poland (today Vishnevets, Ukraine); April 9, 1902, Mniszech sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, lot 179, sold for 6,800 fr. By 1906, Charles Fairfax Murray (b. 1849 - d. 1919), London; sold by Murray to Edward Waldo Forbes (b. 1873 - d. 1969), Cambridge, MA; 1906, gift of Edward Waldo Forbes to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 1, 1906) NOTES: [1] The painting was no. 239 in the 1852 catalogue of Weyer's collection; see Horst Vey, "Johann Peter Weyer: seine Gemäldesammlung und seine Kunstliebe," Wallraf-Richartz Jahrbuch 28 (1966): 233.

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Waldo Forbes

1616

Dimensions

73 x 55.5 cm (28 3/4 x 21 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

06.1909

Medium or Technique

Oil on panel

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Europe

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