Portrait of a Man in a Black Wig

This is a half-length portrait of an unidentified sitter in an oval surround. It was formerly attributed to Caspar Netscher, but is now recognised as a work by Maes, who painted a number of portraits of this type in his later years. There is another portrait by Maes of the same sitter, signed and dated 1665 (formerly Washington, Johnson collection).

Key facts

Artist dates
1634 - 1693
Full title
Portrait of a Man in a Black Wig
Date made
about 1680
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
47.6 x 38.7 cm
Acquisition credit
Layard Bequest, 1913
Inventory number
Location in Gallery