Portrait of a Young Man

There is no documented portrait of Dujardin, but the face in this painting is similar to that in a drawing by Dujardin of 1658 (London, British Museum) that has traditionally been identified as a self portrait. X-ray photographs show that there have been alterations to the collar, and that the portrait is painted over another figure facing in the opposite direction, and analysis of the paint layers reveals a third head, apparently between these two.

Key facts

Artist dates
1626 - 1678
Full title
Portrait of a Young Man
Date made
about 1655
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
62 x 52.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1899
Inventory number
Location in Gallery