The Laughing Man

Rembrandt - The Laughing Man

The Laughing Man
15 x 12 cm
Oil on copper
Mauritshuis, The Hague


Catalogues raisonnés
HdG 543
Bredius 134
Bauch 113 info
Gerson -
Bredius/Gerson 134 (not sufficient quality to be attributed to Rembrandt) info
Corpus I B 6 (Rembrandt?) info
Tümpel 127 (not entirely convinced of authenticity)
Corpus IV Corrigenda I B 6
Corpus VI 35 info
Manuth 272
Giltaij 151

Collection catalogues
Compiled by Quentin Buvelot, Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague; Zwolle, 2004, p. 260 info

Gary Schwartz, Rembrandt zijn leven, zijn schilderijen, Maarssen, 1984, fig. 49
Ernst van de Wetering, Rembrandt in nieuw licht, Amsterdam, 2009, figs. 20, 52, 278
Anna Tummers, The eye of the connoisseur, Amsterdam, 2011, figs. 20, 92
Ernst van de Wetering, Rembrandt, Amsterdam, 2016], fig. 189 (detail)
Bernhard Schnackenburg, Jan Lievens, Petersberg, 2016, fig. 108
Jan Six, Rembrandt's Portrait of a Young Gentleman, Amsterdam, 2018, fig. 87
Pennen over penselen, Den Haag; Zwolle, 2022, pp. 192-193


sale Cornelia Steyn-Schellinger et al., The Hague, 7-8 October 1783 (Lugt 3615), nr. 72
Gerard Munnicks van Cleeff, Utrecht, before 1860
sale Charles de Boissière, Paris, 19 February 1883 (Lugt 42648), nr. 40
F. Kleinberger Gallery, Paris, 1893-1894
Cornelis Hofstede de Groot, The Hague, 1894-1895
purchased, 1895

External links

RKD 3064
Mauritshuis, The Hague Accession number 598

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