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Portrait of a Man
Pieter van der Plas

This is one of only four signed paintings by van der Plas. The sitter, whose pilgrim's staff stands on the left and whose face looks up towards a vision of the resurrected Christ, has not been identified. The scroll below the sitter's hand may well have once carried an inscription which explained the commission.

Key facts
Artist Pieter van der Plas
Artist dates about 1595 - about 1650
Full title Portrait of a Man
Date made about 1640
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 71.5 x 59.5 cm
Inscription summary Signed
Acquisition credit Presented by C. Lofft, 1839
Inventory number NG175
Location in Gallery Gallery A: Paintings after 1600
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