An Unknown Gentleman, aged 56
attributed to Hendrick Cornelisz van Vliet (Delft c.1611 – Delft 1675)
Art / Oil paintings
1633 (inscribed and dated)
Oil on canvas
1419 x 1168 mm (55 7/8 x 46 in)
Place of origin
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Polesden Lacey, Surrey (Accredited Museum)
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The identity of this sitter is not known although an inscription on the portrait gives his age as fifty-six and dates the picture to 1633. The painting was evidently commissioned as one of a pair (Polesden Lacey, National Trust 1166736.2), almost certainly by a married couple of some consequence – note the landscape views indicative of a country estate. They resemble the portraiture of the Delft artist van der Vliet.
Oil painting on canvas, Unknown Man, aged 56, attributed to Hendrick van der Vliet (1611 - 75), inscribed "56/1633". A three-quarter-length portrait facing, of a gentleman wearing black with a white ruff, standing by a table with wall and landcape background. The picture has a wide decorated gilt frame.
The bequest of Margaret (Anderson) McEwan, The Hon. Mrs Ronald - later Dame Margaret - Henry Fulke Greville, DBE (1863-1942) from probate records linked with the donation of the property to the National Trust in 1943. This item found on the record for Polesden Lacey pictures, drawings etc., ground floor corridor, page 122.
Polesden Lacey, The McEwan Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
attributed to Hendrick Cornelisz van Vliet (Delft c.1611 – Delft 1675), photographer Flemish School, artist Dutch School, artist previously catalogued as attributed to Dirck Hals (Haarlem 1591 – Haarlem 1656, artist