Portrait of Herman Doomer

Portrait of Herman Doomer is a 1640 oil on oak panel portrait of an Amsterdam businessman by Rembrandt, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to which it was left in 1929 by Louisine Havemeyer.[1]

Portrait of Herman Doomer
Rembrandt van Rijn Harmen Doomer circa 1640.jpg
ArtistRembrandt
Year1640
MediumOil on wood
Dimensions75.2 cm × 55.2 cm (29.6 in × 21.7 in)
LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Accession29.100.1

The subject, Herman Doomer, was a successful cabinetmaker and worker in ebony, which was fashionable in seventeenth-century Amsterdam. Rembrandt also painted a companion piece of his wife around the same time, the Portrait of Baertje Martens, which is in the collection of the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. The two pictures were left by Baertje Martens in her will in 1654 to their son, Lambert Doomer, an artist himself, on condition that he made copies of the two pieces for each of his brothers and sisters.

The work is on view at the Metropolitan Museum in Gallery 964.

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ "Herman Doomer (ca. 1595–1650)". Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved 19 October 2018.