Old Man with a Divided Fur Cap
- Object Name: print
- Artist: Rembrandt, Harmensz van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669)
- Date Made: 1640
- Culture/Nationality: Dutch
- Materials: ink on paper; etching
- Edition Number: State II
- Measurements: overall: 15.6 x 13.9 cm; image: 14.4 x 13.5 cm
- Credit Line: Bequest of Dr. J.M. MacEachran
- Accession No.: 1971.5.5
- Description: In the years after 1630 Rembrandt drew a series of red chalk drawings of imposing old men. Some of these subjects were later used in paintings of biblical subjects or of meditating old men. Old Man with a Divided Fur Cap is one of several etchings closely linked to this series of chalk drawings. The old man here is likely the same model who sat for a number of figure studies of the same period.
The plate used to print this etching was altered three times as it passed through the hands of a number of printers. It is likely that this print dates back to the 17th century and was printed from the second stage of the plate.¹
¹Information in a letter to the University of Alberta, from A. V. Griffiths, The British Museum, London, June 22, 1977.
- Description: In the years after 1630 Rembrandt drew a series of red chalk drawings of imposing old men. Some of these subjects were later used in paintings of biblical subjects or... more »
- Subject Terms: hat, male, man, old