This painting is a pendant to 'Portrait of a Lady,' also in the USC Fisher Museum of Art's permanent collection.
Although Bartholomeus van der Helst's used mostly subdued tones, this painting remains an example of the Dutch artist's colorful realism as seen in his handling of the subject's red hair and delicately rendered hands.


  • Title: Portrait of a Man
  • Creator: Bartholomeus van der Helst (Dutch, ca. 1612 – 1670)
  • Date Created: Circa. 1645 - 1650
  • Physical Location: USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Holmes Fisher, EF:39
  • Physical Dimensions: 106.7 x 90.1 cm (42 x 35 1/2 in.)
  • Subject Keywords: Portrait
  • Rights: Photography by Brian Forrest
  • Medium: Oil on panel, Oil Paint

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