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Portrait of a Man

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Center left: O AETATIS EIVS / XX X X V. Lower left: COB.


Robert Zahn (d. by 1917), Plauen, Germany; November 21, 1917, posthumous Zahn sale, Helbing, Munich, lot 38. Private collection, Italy; sold from private collection to Baron Detlev von Hadeln (b. 1878 - d. 1935); about 1931 or 1934, sold by Baron von Hadeln to Rudolf J. Heinemann (b. 1902 - d. 1975), New York [see note 1]; 1960, gift of Rudolf J. Heinemann to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 14, 1960) NOTES: [1] A letter from Rudolph Heinemann to Thomas N. Maytham of the MFA (June 7, 1961; in MFA curatorial file) states that the picture had been in his possession "since about 1931 or 1934," when he purchased it from Hadeln; Hadeln was said to have acquired it from an Italian nobleman.

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Gift of Dr. Rudolf Heinemann

about 1590


103.5 x 92.4 cm (40 3/4 x 36 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas