After Rembrandt, Portrait of a Man in Military Costume, oil on canvas, 19th century


After Rembrandt, ”Portrait of a Man in Military Costume”, the famous Fitzwilliam ‘Rembrandt’ which was part of Earl Fitzwilliam’s founding collection oil on canvas, 19th century


re-lined some time ago (ie earlier 19th century), on an early stretcher with multiple inventory marks


102cm wide 130cm high


The original work is in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, where it has been since the founding in 1816. Ownership can be traced back to 1738, and it was once the most famous Rembrandt in Britain. However, in the 20th century it was dismissed as a signature work, being delighted to 'follower of'. At present, however, the Fitzwilliam has attributed to the hand of Rembrandt once more.