Portret Van Een Bebaarde Man
Portret Van Een Bebaarde Man or Portrait of a Bearded Man (between 1716 and 1761) by Dutch Engraver Pieter Tanjé (1706 – 1761), after a painting by Dutch Artist Rembrandt van Rijn, with intermediary work done by French Draughtsman and Sculptor Pierre Hutin (1723 – 1763).
This is an impressive engraving that was created from a painting from the Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn.
It depicts a scholarly gentleman with a full beard dressed in a hat and cloak, with his right hand gloved which is also holding the glove of his left hand.
He is wearing a chained jeweled medallion across his chest, while in his left hand he is holding some sort of stick as he sits in a stone chair.
Beneath the engraving is crest, and on either end of it in Italian an explanation of the pieces and those involved in its creation.
This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.
The following information is derived from Wikipedia.org
Pieter Tanjé (1706 – 1761) was born in Bolsward in the Northern Netherlands; and according to the RKD (The Netherlands Institute for Art History) he was a shipmate for the shipping service between Bolsward and Amsterdam, and who engraved designs for snuff boxes during his free time.
He was quite successful in designing snuff boxes, such that Dutch Designer and Engrager Jacob Folkema (1692 – 1767) encouraged him to enroll at the Amsterdam Stadsacademie (Dutch Academy of Art), which he did at the age of 24; becoming a student of French Draughtsman, Engraver and Book Illustrator Bernard Picart (1673 – 1733), Dutch Engraver Jacob Houbraken (1698 – 1780), Dutch Painter and Actor Cornelis Troost (1696 – 1750) and Dutch Painter and Interior Decorator Jacob de Wit (1695 – 1754).
Pieter would go on to engraved over 100 plates for Dutch Painter and Writer Johan van Gool’s (1685 – 1763) book of artist biographies called Nieuw Schouburg in 1750; working mostly from portrait sketches by Dutch Painter Aart Schouman (1710 – 1792).