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Portrait of a Man
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Portrait of a Man

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Description Small portraits of those to whom one was connected by family, friendship, or political allegiance were treasured first as likenesses and second as works of art. Just as today, a "good" photo of someone is one that "looks like" the person. They were often given as gifts. They could be hung in a decorative arrangement or kept in a cabinet and taken out to be contemplated. Some were worn as pendants.
Date Description Narrative
  • Four Centuries of Miniature Painting from the Collections of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc. and A.J. Fink, Personally. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1958-1959.
  • Small Northern European Portraits from The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. National Gallery of Art, Washington. 2000.
Provenance Dr. James Simon, Berlin [no. 84]; Abraham Jay Fink, Baltimore, no. A-41; A.J. Fink Foundation, Baltimore, 1963, by bequest; Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 1963, by gift.
Credit Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963

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ca. 1670 (Baroque)
oil on copper
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2 15/16 x 2 3/16 in. (7.5 x 5.6 cm)


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