Artist workshop of Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Dutch, 1606-1669
  • Man Wearing a Plumed Beret and Gorget
Date mid-1630s
Medium Oil on oak panel
Dimensions Unframed: 27 1/8 × 20 3/8 inches (68.9 × 51.8 cm)
Framed: 34 3/4 × 28 × 4 inches (88.3 × 71.1 × 10.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Matilda R. Wilson Fund
Accession Number 72.201
Department European Painting
On View Dutch Golden Age S380, Level 3 (see map)
Prince A. de Broglie (Paris, France);
Charles Fairfax Murray (London, England);
June 13–14, 1914, presented at auction, (Georges Petit, London, England) "Catalogue de Tableaux Anciens...Provenant de la Collection Charles Fairfax Murray," lot 23 [bought in, for 315,000 francs];
December 14, 1917, presented at auction, (Christie, Manson & Woods, London, England), "C. Fairfax Murray, Esq. also Pictures by Old Masters, the property of the Dowager Countess of Mexborough,", lot 69 [for 7350 pounds];
December 14, 1917-March 19, 1918, purchased by (Thomas Agnew and Sons, London, England);
Charles Clarke [d. 1935].
(Howard Young Galleries, New York, New York, USA);
by 1930–1962, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred G. Wilson [1883–1962] (Meadowbrook Hall, Rochester, Michigan, USA);
1962–1970, by descent to spouse, Matilda R. Wilson [1883–1967] (Rochester, Michigan, USA);
October 22, 1970, presented at auction, (Parke-Bernet, New York, New York, USA), "Important Old Master Paintings [Estate of M.R. Wilson]," lot 9 [bought in];
1972–present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Groot, C. Hofstede de. "Nieuw Ontdekte Rembrandts." Onze Kunst, part 22, vol. 11, no. 2 (July–December 1912): 173–188, p. 177. [as by Rembrandt]

Collection Charles Fairfax Murray. Sales cat., Galerie Georges Petit. London, June 15, 1914, no. 23 (ill.). [as Portrait présumé du frère de l’Artiste, possibly as bought in by Édouard Rahir.]

Hofstede de Groot, C. Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century, vol. 6. London, 1916, p. 168, no. 275e. [as "A Soldier"]

Catalogue of Important Ancient and Modern Pictures the Property of C. Fairfax Murray, Esq. Also Pictures by Old Masters the Property of the Dowager Countess of Mexborough. Sales cat., Christie, Manson & Woods, London, December 14, 1917, p. 12, no. 69. [as "A Soldier" purchased by Thomas Agnew for 7350 GBP]

Valentiner, Wilhelm R. Rembrandt Wiedergefundene Gemälde. Stuttgart and Berlin, 1921, p. xviii, no. 36, fig. 32 (ill.). [as "A warrior (portrait of the artist?)"]

Valentiner, Wilhelm R. Rembrandt Wiedergefundene Gemälde. Berlin and Leipzig, 1923, p. xxii, no. 41, fig. 36 (ill.). [as "A warrior (portrait of the artist?)"]

Glück, Gustav. "Rembrandts Selbstbildnis aus dem Jahre 1652." Jahrbuch der Kunsthistorischen Sammlungen in Wien 2, no. 2615 (1928): 317–328, p. 319.

"Detroit Museum Opens Rembrandt Loan Exhibition." The Art News 28, no. 30, April 26, 1930, 3, 13, p. 13.

The Thirteenth Loan Exhibition of Old Masters: Paintings by Rembrandt. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, unpaginated, cat. 23 (ill.).

Valentiner, Wilhelm R. Rembrandt Paintings in America. New York, 1931, no. 45. [as in the collection of Alfred G. Wilson]

Glück, Gustav. "Rembrandts Selbstbildnis aus dem Jahre 1652." In Aus drei Jahrhunderten europäischer Malerei, ed. Gustav Glück et al. Vienna, 1933, p. 296.

Bredius, Abraham. Rembrandt Gemälde. Vienna, 1935, p. 8, no. 192 (ill.).

Bredius, Abraham. The Paintings of Rembrandt. London, 1937, p. 8, no. 192 (ill.).

Bauch, Kurt. Rembrandt Gemälde. Berlin, 1966, p. 10, no. 158 (ill.).

Arpino, Giovanni and Paolo Lecaldano. L'Opera pittorica completa di Rembrandt. Milan, 1969, pp. 102–103, no. 157 (ill.).

Bredius, Abraham. Rembrandt, ed. H. Gerson, 3rd ed. London, 1969, pp. 158, 563, no. 192 (ill.).

Important Old Master Paintings. Sales cat., Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, October 22, 1970, p. 16, no. 9 (ill.).

Butler, Joseph T. "The American way with art." Connoisseur 181, no. 728 (October 1972): 132–137, pp. 135–137, fig. 14 (ill.).

"Notes on Public Art Museums." Art Journal 32, no. 1 (Autumn 1972): 68–75, p. 71 (ill.).

R[oberts], K. "Some Recent Museum Acquisitions of Paintings and Water-colours." Burlington Magazine 114, no. 834 (September 1972): 653–654, p. 654, fig. 91 (ill.).

Cummings, Frederick J. "Curatorial and Museum Department Reports." Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts 52, no. 1 (1973): 8–10, pp. 5, 8, 13 (ill.).

"[Recent acquisitions in the United States] États-Unis." La Chronique des Arts no. 1249 (February 1973): p. 125, no. 438 (ill.).

Slive, Seymour. "Rembrandt's Man Wearing a Plumed Beret and Gorget, A Recent Acquisition" Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts 54, no. 1 (1975): 5–13, pp. 5–13, fig. 1–2 (ill.).

Sutton, Denys. "Robert Langton Douglas, Part III: Agent for the Metropolitan Museum." Apollo 109, no. 207 (June 1979): 412–427, p. 427, note 6.

Cummings, Frederick J., ed. Selected Works from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1979, p. 72, no. 42 (ill.).

Sutton, Peter C. Dutch Art in America. Grand Rapids, 1986, p. 84. [as by Rembrandt, dated mid-1630s]

Rembrandt Research Project, A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings, vol. 3. Dordrecht, 1989, pp. 630–631, fig. 4 (ill.). [see C98 "Bust of a man with a plumed cap," as by Rembrandt school]

Bandes, Susan J. Pursuits and Pleasures, Baroque Paintings from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College, et al. Traverse City, 2003, pp. 9, 34–35 (ill.).

Keyes, George S. et al. Masters of Dutch Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2004, pp. 188–189, no. 77 (ill.).

Keyes, George S. "A Brief History of the European Paintings Collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts with a Focus on the Dutch School." In The European Fine Art Fair Handbook (TEFAF Maastricht), s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, 2005, pp. 15.

Wetering, Ernst van de. Rembrandt's Paintings Revisited: A Complete Survey. Dordrecht, 2015, pp. 560 (ill.). [as "Tronie of a young man with gorget and plumed baret"]