A Male Figure in Middle Eastern Dress

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The figure carries no identifying attributes, but his turban, staff and striped robe suggest a Biblical context. This painting forms part of a group of paintings of single figures of the early 1650s, for which the splendid Barbary Pirate (Louvre, Paris), signed and dated 1650, is a point of reference.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford



A Male Figure in Middle Eastern Dress


c. 1650–1653


oil on canvas


H 99 x W 74 cm

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Purchased with the assistance of the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, 1960

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