Herman Doomer (born about 1595, died 1650)

Artist: Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam)

Date: 1640

Medium: Oil on wood

Dimensions: 29 5/8 x 21 3/4 in. (75.2 x 55.2 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929

Accession Number: 29.100.1


This well preserved portrait of exceptional quality depicts the Amsterdam ebony worker Herman Doomer, who made fine cabinets and chests. His widow's will of 1654 leaves this painting and a companion portrait of her to their son Lambert (Rembrandt's pupil, about 1640–44), provided that he paint copies for his brothers and sisters. Especially remarkable in this work are the textures suggested in the head and linen collar.