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Portrait of a Man
Key, Adriaen Thomasz.
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Key, Adriaen Thomasz.

Antwerp, 1544 - Antwerp, 1589

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Portrait of a Man

1577. Oil on panel.
Not on display

This work increases and enhances the Museum’s very small collection of portraits of the Flemish middle-classes. Key worked for various Spaniards in the Low Countries and this is a particularly good example of his abilities as a portraitist, the genre for which he was principally celebrated. Despite the limited, sober colour range, the subject is presented in a sincere, accessible manner.

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Key, Adriaen Thomasz.
Portrait of a Man
Height: 50.5 cm; Width: 38 cm
Acquired with funds from the bequest of Carmen Sánchez García, Bonhams, Madrid, 2018

Bibliography +

Apollo: The internatinal magaine for collectors., 1968, pp. LIII.

Jonckheere, Koenraad., Willem Key (1516-1568): portrait of a humanist painter, Brepols,, Turnhout, 2011, pp. 279.

Pérez Preciado, J.J, 'Adriaen Thomasz Key. Retrato de caballero' En: Museo Nacional del Prado. Memoria de actividades 2018, Madrid, 2019, pp. 20-21.

Pérez Preciado, J. J, 'Adriaen Thomas Key. Retrato de caballero'. En:, El legado de Carmen Sánchez: 'La última lección', Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2021, pp. 42-47 nº 4..

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2966.

Exhibitions +

The Carmen Sánchez Bequest. The Ultimate Lesson
23.03.2021 - 24.10.2021

Update date: 05-11-2021 | Registry created on 15-11-2019

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