This is a large two panel work being done for an upcoming show. The original image is by Dutch artist Thoma DeKeyser. DeKeyser was one of the most sought after portrait artists in the first half of the 17th century. It was Rembrandt that eclipsed DeKeyser’s popularity with patrons. At one point DeKeyser had to turn to other means for income, a situation not uncommon for artists during that time. While many of 17th century Dutch portraits feature the subject within a predominately dark setting, DeKeyser’s image shows a full length figure in his contemporary finery amidst a well lit architectural backdrop. As usual with the larger works, this one took some time for me to complete.

Man with Flag, 60″ x 80, oil /metal