Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘Young Man in a Velvet Cap (Petrus Sylvius?)’, 1637, David Tunick, Inc.

Signature: Signed and dated in the plate “Rembrandt f 1637"

Image rights: David Tunick, Inc.

Hind 151; Hollstein 268, second state of two;
New Hollstein 164, second state of two, the composition finished, with the removal of the shading on the left cheek

Private collection, U.S.A.

About Rembrandt van Rijn

A prolific painter, draftsman, and etcher, Rembrandt van Rijn is considered the greatest artist of Holland's Golden Age. He worked from direct observation, and despite the evolution of his style over the course of his career, Rembrandt’s compelling descriptions of light, space, atmosphere, modeling, texture, and human affect are the result of intense perceptual study. A prominent portraitist, Rembrandt is most famous for The Night Watch (1642), a monumental painting of militia guards that features Rembrandt’s distinctive use of chiaroscuro.

Dutch, 1606-1669, Leiden, Netherlands, based in Amsterdam and Leiden, Holland