BOL, Ferdinand
(b. 1616, Dordrecht, d. 1680, Amsterdam)

Portrait of a Man

Oil on canvas, 87 x 72 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

Ferdinand Bol entered Rembrandt's studio about 1636-37 and left Rembrandt around 1642 when he began working independently in Amsterdam where he settled for the rest of his life. His early painted portraits are very similar to the commissioned ones Rembrandt made in the late thirties and early forties and in them he successfully incorporates aspects of the transparent chiaroscuro the older master develops during these years.