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image of Portrait of a Merchant Jan Gossaert (artist)
Netherlandish, c. 1478 - 1532
Portrait of a Merchant, c. 1530
oil on panel
overall: 63.6 x 47.5 cm (25 1/16 x 18 11/16 in.) framed: 83.8 x 68.6 x 5.7 cm (33 x 27 x 2 1/4 in.)
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund
1967.4.1
On View
From the Tour: Antwerp in the Early 1500s
Object 2 of 7

Conservation Notes

The painting is in excellent condition and contains only a few scattered retouchings on the sitter's sleeves, the papers on the back wall, and the left page of the ledger in the foreground. Several changes are visible: the sitter's hat was originally broader and his hair longer at the back; the cord that hangs in front of the papers at the upper right has been shortened. Underdrawing is visible in the sitter's hands and sleeves and in the papers hanging on the rear wall. The reverse of the panel has been planed down and coated with a thin layer of paint.

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