This exhibition pivots around van Dyck’s Portrait of a Man. Recent research including a thorough re-analysis of primary sources and a new archival discovery has revealed the probable identity of van Dyck’s attractive sitter: Pieter Soutman (1593/1601-1657), a painter and engraver from Holland’s Golden Age.
This exhibition is in a series of close-up installations undertaken by the Kunsthistorisches Museum dedicated to a single work and accompanied by a publication. The Points of View series documents the museum’s role as a place of research, scholarship and education. Three times a year these small exhibitions showcase a selected work from the collection, inviting visitors to see it with new eyes and presenting the results of recent research.