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Portrait of a Gentleman
Oil on panel, 68 x 49 cm
Private collection

by Thomas de Keyser Dutch painter (b. 1596/97, Amsterdam, d. 1667, Amsterdam)

It appears that the chest is filled with bundles of wool, therefore suggesting that the sitter, depicted full length and seated at a table, was associated with the wool trade.