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.
Where to see this painting?
The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
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