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Portrait of an Officer, 1645

  • Ferdinand Bol, Dutch, 1616-1680

Etching printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Plate: 5 3/8 × 4 3/8 inches (13.7 × 11.1 cm) Sheet: 5 1/2 × 4 1/2 inches (14 × 11.4 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps


Signed and dated (according to Bartsch), in plate at upper left, but very difficult to see: Bol f. 1645.

Watermark, obscured by image along lower left edge: [possibly part of a watermark] Stamped, twice in red, verso: DIA Stamp, verso: Scripps 1887 [added in ink to the stamp] (Lugt Suppl. 2357a)

Inscribed, in pencil, verso: [numeric notations]

March 1887, Crawcour Sale. 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Bartsch, A. Catalogue Raisonne de Toutes les Etampes de Rembrandt, vol. II. Leipzig, 1880, p. 14, no. 11.

Ferdinand Bol, Portrait of an Officer, 1645, etching printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S159.