Jurgen Ovens

Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait
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Author: Jurgen Ovens
Portraiture, Painting, Oil on canvas, 125x95 cm
Origin: Germany, Circa 1670/1675

As we can see from this self-portrait, Ovens was able to create a realistic, vivid characterisation, despite other limitations. The range of brown tones, the compositional devices and nature of the lighting all indicate the hand of a student and follower of Rembrandt. We can only rightly understand and assess the work of this German painter if we realise that he spent many years living in Holland, where he was very close to Rembrandt's pupils Ferdinand Bol and Jan Lievens, with whom he worked on the Amsterdam Ratshuis or town hall.

Source of entry: Collection of P. P. Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky, Petrograd, 1915
Exibition: German Art: 15th - 18th centuries

See also

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