Portrait of Arnold Tholinx

Rembrandtca. 1656


Amsterdam, Netherlands

Arnold Tholinx, a well-known physician in Amsterdam, was a brother-in-law of Jan Six, a friend of Rembrandt’s. That is perhaps how the artist came to be commissioned to make this portrait. It is executed with a confident, yet meticulous hand as an etching with drypoint, and it emphasizes Tholinx’s scholarship: he is seated at a table, looking up from his books, still holding his reading glasses.


  • Title: Portrait of Arnold Tholinx
  • Creator: Rijn, Rembrandt van
  • Date Created: ca. 1656
  • Physical Dimensions: papier
  • Subject Keywords: Tholinx, Arnout
  • Rights: http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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