Oil on oak panel
Presented in a beautiful XVIIth century gilded wood frame (wear)
Total dimensions with frame : 48 x 45 cm. The panel alone : 28,5 x 26 cm
In this portrait, the painter represents a character adorned with a luxurious oriental costume. He is dressed like a prince, wearing a satin turban with a gold brooch, a heavy velvet coat trimmed with fur, his right hand holding a scroll of parchment, and he nonchalantly rests his arm on a parapet.
In the United Provinces, Rembrandt's work influenced a large number of painters, starting with his students (about ten) who themselves inspired this artistic trend for several decades. Rembrandt encouraged his students to copy his works or to profit from the sale of their paintings, thus remunerating himself in exchange for their instruction and learning.
Our painting is the work of a painter known as "Rembranesque" who was able to capture with a certain talent the expression of this old Oriental thanks to the use of light and darkness (chiaroscuro technique inspired by Caravaggio)
Note a signature (difficult to decipher) on the wall on the right.
Very nice condition