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Artist: Jan Lievens
[Dutch painter, 1607-1674]

Title: Portrait of a Young Man

Date: 1631
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 44 x 39 inches (111 x 99 cm)
Location: National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

Image size: 730 x 833 pixels, 101 Kbytes
              
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Lievens was a friend and sometime collaborator of Rembrandt. Both were students of Pieter Lastman. This is an audacious self(?) portrait, done in a manner which is clearly very similar to Rembrandt's.

The painting is absolutely superb. In my opinion, the only thing that detracts from it is that the face is too young and too lacking in gravitas to support the grandeur of the scene.
 
 
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