Portrait of a Man

Several identifications have been proposed but none is entirely satisfactory. A version of the painting in the Uffizi is claimed to represent the poet Jean-Baptiste Rousseau (1670 - 1741).

The costume, which seems unusually elaborate, accords for the most part with the date of 1710 claimed for the Uffizi version, but the curled and tasselled frogging of the sitter's waistcoat or jacket was unusual at so early a date.

Key facts

Artist dates
1656 - 1746
Full title
Portrait of a Man
Date made
probably 1710
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
91.4 x 71.1 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Emilie Yznaga, 1945
Inventory number
Location in Gallery