An Unknown Bearded Gentleman with a Ruff

follower of Frans Hals (Antwerp c.1581 - Haarlem 1666)
National Trust Inventory Number 1246560

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1620 - 1629
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 800 x 629 mm (31 1/2 x 24 3/4 in)
Place of origin
Collection Polesden Lacey, Surrey (Accredited Museum)
Not on show

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, An Unknown Bearded Gentleman with a Ruff, follower of Frans Hals (Antwerp c.1581 - Haarlem 1666), inscribed Aetat Su...Ano 162..[concealed by frame]. A half-length portrait of a middle-aged man, turned slightly to the right, gazing to the right, with short hair and a grey beard, wearing a black doublet with a large white pleated linen ruff and skullcap, his left hand on his hip at his gold buckled belt. Dark background.


bequeathed by Margaret McEwan, The Hon. Mrs Ronald Greville (1863-1942) with Polesden Lacey, to the National Trust, in memory of her father, William McEwan (1827-1913)

Credit line

Polesden Lacey, The McEwan Collection (National Trust)

Marks and inscriptions

'Ham No.5 P.L.No.4' (inscribed on reverse)

Makers and roles

follower of Frans Hals (Antwerp c.1581 - Haarlem 1666), artist

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Periods 17th century (33416)
Maker Frans Hals (Antwerp c.1581 - Haarlem 1666) (8)
Object Type Oil painting (14421)

Record Status


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