Recto: Portrait of an Old Man (Rembrandt's father)
Verso: Man slumped over in a Chair, clutching his Beard

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  • Title

    Recto: Portrait of an Old Man (Rembrandt's father) Verso: Man slumped over in a Chair, clutching his Beard

  • Artist/maker

    Rembrandt (1606 - 1669)
  • Associated place

    Europe (place of creation)
  • Date

    1627 - 1630
  • Material and technique

    recto: Red and black chalk, with brown wash, on paper (laid down on washed mount); arched
    Verso: Red chalk, on paper

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    sheet 18.9 x 24 cm (height x width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Presented by Chambers Hall, 1855.

  • Museum location

    Third floor | Gallery 61 | Special Exhibitions
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Parker, Karl Theodore, Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum, I, Netherlandish, German, French and Spanish Schools (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1938), 182

Lloyd, Christopher, Dürer to Cézanne: Northern European drawings from the Ashmolean Museum (New Brunswick, N.J., J.V. Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, 1982), 45

Brown, Christopher, Master drawings, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, 2013), 24

Rohde, Shelley, Rembrandt: an A to Z (Amsterdam, Museum Het Rembrandthuis, Bussum, Thoth Publishers, 2005), p. 14

Schama, Simon, Rembrandt's eyes (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999), p. 280

Benesch, Otto, The drawings of Rembrandt, 6 vols (London, 1973), 56

Hofstede de Groot, C., Die Handzeichnungen Rembrandts: Versuch eines beschreibenden und kritischen Katalogs (Haarlem; E. Bohn, 1906), 1134

Graul, R., Fünfzig Zeichnungen von Rembrandt (Leipzig, 1906), 2

Colvin, S., Drawings of the Old Masters in the University Galleries and Library of Christ Church, III (Oxford, 1907), 24

Hind, Arthur Mayger, A Catalogue of Rembrandt’s Etchings, 2 vols, 2nd (London: Methuen, 1923), vol I, p. 84

Bauch, K., Die Kunst des jungen Rembrandt (Heidelberg, 1933), p. 197, fig. 135

Valentiner, W.R., Rembrandt. Des Meisters Handzeichnungen. Klassiker der Kunst, xxxi, vol. i (Stuttgart, Berlin and Leipzig, 1925), 669

Benesch, O., Rembrandt. Werk und Forschung (Vienna, 1935), p. 10

Benesch, O., Rembrandt selected Drawings (London and Oxford, 1947), 14

Tümpel, C, Rembrandt mit Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddocumenten (Hamburg, 1977), p. 11

Bauch, K., Der frühe Rembrandt und seine Zeit (Berlin, 1960), pp. 170-73

Held, J.S., Der blinde Tobias und seine Heilung in Darstellungen Rembrandts im Rahmen seiner Illustrationen der Tobiasgeschichte (Heidelberg, 1980), p. 31, fig. 23

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