Image Resources | Currently on View in William C. Griffith Jr. and Carolyn C. Griffith Gallery

The Coin Collector

Hendrik G. Pot (Dutch, about 1585-1657)


Pot is best known as a painter of small-scale genre scenes and portraits, usually of single figures seated at a table. His later works, including this one, are influenced by Rembrandt's treatment of light and his characterization of human subjects.

The elderly man in this portrait is consulting a book that shows the coinage of different mints. He is either a coin collector or a money changer.

Object Information

artist
Hendrik G. Pot (Dutch, about 1585-1657)
creation date
about 1655
materials
oil on panel
dimensions
18 x 15-7/8 in.
27-1/8 x 25 in. (framed)
accession number
38.10
credit line
Gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture Before 1800
colors