Mastercopy of Old Man with a Beret by Jan Lievens

February 4, 2014 at 4:17 pm

This is a recent copy I made at the National Gallery to learn more about Old Mas­ters’ tech­niques. Lievens was a col­league of Rem­brandt, and sim­i­larly skilled but not as famous. He used a wooden panel and likely  incised the beard with a sharp­ened brush han­dle.