The Coin Collector

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

Currently on View in William C. Griffith Jr. and Carolyn C. Griffith Gallery (H215)
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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

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

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