A man, seated, wearing a hat, holding gloves. Mezzotint by R. Houston, 17--, after F. Bol.

  • Bol, Ferdinand, 1616-1680.
[between 1700 and 1799]
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About this work


"An old man, possibly Ephraim Bonus, or Bueno [1599-1665]"--National Trust online catalogue, 2016. The same chair appears in a portrait of Bonus by Jan Lievens (Wellcome Library no. 1253i)


[London] (near Mr. Drummonds Charing Cross) : Sold by Rd. Houston, [between 1700 and 1799]

Physical description

1 print : mezzotint ; platemark 35.3 x 25.2 cm


Rembrandt pinxt. R. Houston fecit. Done from an original picture in the collection of John Barnard Esq.r.


[Chaloner Smith's state II of two, i.e. with the lettering).

References note

J. Chaloner Smith, British mezzotinto portraits, vol. 2, London 1883, pp. 700-701, Houston no. 147 (as "Burgomaster. Rembrandt")


Wellcome Collection 2863676i

Creator/production credits

The portrait was attributed to Rembrandt from the time when it belonged to John Barnard to Christies sale in London, 13 December 1985, when it was attributed to F. Bol

Reproduction note

After a painting formerly in the collection of John Barnard in London and subsequently at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire (The Scarsdale Collection, The National Trust)


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