Attributed to Jacob Backer

Old Woman in an Armchair

Attributed to Jacob Backer - Old Woman in an Armchair

Attributed to Jacob Backer
Old Woman in an Armchair
128 x 99.4 cm
Oil on canvas
Inscribed and dated: (upper right) Rembrandt f. / 1635; (upper left) ÆT·SVE·70 / 24: / [3?]
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913


Catalogues raisonnés
HdG 868
Bredius 348 (as Rembrandt)
Bauch 491 info
Gerson 185
Bredius/Gerson 348 info
Tümpel -
Corpus III C 112 (Rembrandt workshop)
Giltaij 382 (Rembrandt workshop)

Walter Liedtke, Dutch paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New Haven, 2007, nr. 1


J.A. Tourton or M. ten Hove, until 1760
posthumous sale, Amsterdam, 8ff. April 1760, nr. 2, with pendant to Yver
sale, Cok, Amsterdam, 8 May 1769, nr. 66, with pendant to Fouquet
Pierre Fouquet, Amsterdam, from 1769
his/her anonymous sale, Le Brun, Paris, 22ff. April 1782, nr. 3, with pendant to Donjeux
?Donjeux, from 1782
Mme Hoofman, Haarlem, in 1836
Charles-Auguste-Louis-Joseph de Morny, duc de Morny, Paris, by 1863–died 1865
his estate sale, Palais de la Présidence du Corps Législatif, Paris, 31 May 1865, nr. 69
baron Achille Seillière, Paris, in 1867
private collection, until 1888
sale, Christie's, London, 14 and 16 July 1888, nr. 167, as property of a gentleman, to Lesser
with L. Lesser, London, 1888–89
Arthur Sanderson, Edinburgh, by 1897–until about 1906
with Duveen, London, until 1906, sold to Altman
Benjamin Altman, New York, 1906–died 1913

External links

Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession number 14.40.603

Other works by Jacob Adriaensz. Backer

Jacob Backer Diana and Her Nymphs
Diana and Her Nymphs

Jacob Backer Portrait of a Woman as Euterpe
Portrait of a Woman as Euterpe
c. 1649/50

Jacob Backer Portrait of Jan Lutma
Portrait of Jan Lutma
c. 1646

Jacob Backer Shepherd
c. 1644

Jacob Backer Saint Andrew
Saint Andrew
c. 1630