GELDER, Aert de
(b. 1645, Dordrecht, d. 1727, Dordrecht)
Portrait of Gérard de Lairesse1665-67
Oil on canvas, 113 x 88 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The portrait of Gérard de Lairesse, a fellow painter, was painted when he was 24 years old. The fashionably dressed man sits sin front of a table, holding some papers in his hand. There is nothing to indicate that this man is an artist. The painter made no attempt to flatter his model, he portrayed him with his outward imperfections.
Formerly the painting was attributed to Rembrandt.