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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Barthel Bruyn the Elder, German (1493 - 1555)
Previously Attributed to Joos van Cleve, Netherlandish (c. 1485/1490 - 1540-1541)
Portrait of a Man, traditionally said to be Roger, Count Blitterswyk-Geldern
Work Type
c. 1528-29
Creation Place: Europe, Germany, Cologne
Physical Descriptions
Oil on panel
panel: 46.4 x 33.7 cm (18 1/4 x 13 1/4 in.)
image: 44.2 x 32 cm (17 3/8 x 12 5/8 in.)
Wildenstein and Co., sold; to Grenville L. WInthrop, January 1930 bequest; to Fogg Art Museum 1942.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Camille Tulpinck, Les chefs-d'oeuvre de l'art flamand à l'Exposition de la Toison d'or, exh. cat., Association pour la publication des Monuments de l'Art Flamand (Bruges, 1902), No. 76

Ernst Weisz, "Jan Gossart gen. Mabuse; sein Leben und seine Werke. Ein monographischer Versuch und Beitrag zur Geschichte der vlaemischen Malerei in der ersten Haelfte des XVI. Jahrhunderts" (1912), Universität Halle-Wittenberg, p. 106, no. 77

Ludwig Baldass, Joos van Cleve: der Meister des Todes Mariä, Krystall-Verlag (Vienna, 1925), no. 101

[Reproduction Only], (April 25, 1930)., cover

Jakob Rosenberg, "Early Flemish Painting", Bulletin of the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, November 1943), vol. X, pp. 47-49, repr. in b/w as fig. 1, p. 47

Jakob Rosenberg, "The Winthrop Collection: Flemish Primitives", Art News (January 1-14, 1944), vol. XLII, no 16, repr.

Friedrich Winkler, "Rogier van der Weyden's Early Portraits", The Art Quarterly (Summer 1950), XIII, 3, pp. 211-220, p. 218, fig. 7

Erwin Panofsky, Early Netherlandish Painting, Its Origins and Character, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1953), vol. I, p. 354

Friedrich Winkler, "Zur Kenntnis und Wurdigung des Jan Mostaert", Zeitschrift für Kunstwissenschaft (Berlin, 1959), Band XIII, Heft 3/4, pp. 177-214, no. 15, p. 199

Hildegard Westhoff-Krummacher, Barthel Bruyn der Ältere als Bildnismaler, Deutscher Kunstverlag (Berlin, 1965), pp. 167-169, cat. no. 99, p. 167

Dorothy W. Gillerman, ed., Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1969), no. 75, p. 96

Max J. Friedlander, Early Netherlandish Paintings: Joos van Cleve, Jan Provost and Joachim Patenier, Editions de la Connaissance (Berlin, 1972), pp. 34, 66-67

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), no. 108, p. 101

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