Portrait of Jacob Trip

This impressive portrait, dating from the last decade of Rembrandt's life, depicts the extremely wealthy Dordrecht merchant Jacob Trip.

The portrait dates from the year of Jacob's death; nightcap, dressing gown and walking stick suggest frailty. The portrait has less vitality than the companion portrait of his wife, Margaretha de Geer, and it is conceivable that it was painted posthumously.

Key facts

Artist dates
1606 - 1669
Full title
Portrait of Jacob Trip
Date made
about 1661
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
130.5 x 97 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1899
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Portraits of Jacob Trip and his Wife Margaretha de Geer