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An oriental Figure

Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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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.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology


  • Date

    c. 1650–1653

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    99 x 74 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

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


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