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Old woman examining a coin by a lantern (Sight or Avarice)

Gerard van Honthorst1623

The Kremer Collection

The Kremer Collection

Old woman examining a coin by a lantern is a superb example of the work of Gerrit van Honthorst. Recent analysis suggests that the date is most probably '1623'. This would make the scene one of Van Honthorst's earliest genre pieces, produced in the early 1620s, shortly after his return from Italy. It is highly probable that Rembrandt drew inspiration from Van Honthorst in his youth. Rembrandt's Old man counting his money

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  • Title: Old woman examining a coin by a lantern (Sight or Avarice)
  • Creator: Gerrit van Honthorst
  • Date Created: 1623
  • Signed: Signed and dated upper left: G v Honthorst fc / 162[3?] (abraded)
  • Physical Dimensions: w60 x h75 cm (without frame)
  • Painter: Gerrit van Honthorst
  • Collector's note:: A wonderful example of van Honthorst's "chiaoscuro"
  • Type: Canvas
  • Rights: http://www.thekremercollection.com/disclaimer/
  • External Link: The Kremer Collection website

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