Head of an Old Man

Abraham Bloemaert (Gorinchem 1566 – Utrecht 1651)
National Trust Inventory Number 1298277

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1639 (monogrammed and dated)
Materials Oil on panel
Measurements 356 x 253 mm (14 x 10 in)
Place of origin Holland
Collection Tatton Park, Cheshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Tatton Park, Cheshire, North West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on panel, Head of an Old Man by Abraham Bloemart (1566-1651), signed and dated, top right: ABloemaert f. 1639 (AB in monogram). A bust-length portrait of an old man with a beard, looking to the right, his left hand held against his chest.


Bequeathed by Maurice Egerton, 4th Baron Egerton of Tatton (1874 - 1958) to the National Trust with the house, gardens and contents of Tatton Park

Marks and inscriptions

115 / BLOEMARI (painted in black at base of frame)

Makers and roles

Abraham Bloemaert (Gorinchem 1566 – Utrecht 1651) , artist


Wright 1989 Christopher Wright, Dutch Painting in the Seventeenth Century: Images of a Golden Age in British Collections, London and Birmingham, 1989
Roethlisberger 1991 Marcel Roethlisberger, Abraham Bloemaert, 1991

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