FERDINAND BOL'S "PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN" SOLD TO THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART OF HUNGARY
We are proud to announce the sale of Ferdinand Bol's "Portrait of a Gentleman standing by a Red Curtain" to the Szépmüvészeti Museum in Budapest, Hungary. The signed and dated work will join the museum's already significant holdings of Dutch and Flemish art. Considered one of Rembrandt's most gifted pupils, as well as a renowned portraitist, Bol painted this mature and elegant portrait in 1661, at the height of his success within the genre. The handsome sitter, with his engaging and welcoming face, looks towards the audience with an air of familiarity. His features are - typically for the period - modelled by a light that illuminates the scene from the upper left, casting shadows that define his face and hands as well as the fabric of his costume. We congratulate the museum on their fine purchase and thank them for their trust in the gallery.
Ferdinand Bol, "Portrait of a Gentleman standing by a Red Curtain", oil on canvas, 108 x 87,6 cm, signed and dated 'Bol fec./ 1661', lower right.