Prodigal Son in the Brothel

Creator:
Rembrandt van Rijn, 1606-1669
Published/Created:
1635
Physical Description:
5 ft. 3 in. x 4 ft. 4 in.
Date Depicted:
1500 AD - 1699 AD
Materials:
oil on canvas
Notes:
Long curly hair and a soft-brimmed hat with an ostrich plume.
Abstract:
When the ruff falls, hair is grown into long, soft curls. In the lovelock style, it is tied to one side. Mustaches are thin. Occasionally there is a van Dyck beard which ends in a point. At the beginning of the period the stiff, high-crowned steeple is popular. The Puritans adopt it, adding a plain hatband and austere buckle for decoration. By 1630 the fashionable hat has a low crown and a wide, stiff brim. It is decorated with a jeweled hatband and long ostrich plumes. Eventually losing its stiffness, one side of the brim is fastened to the crown with a brooch. Most hats are black or dark in color. The ruff is seven to nine inches wide, unstarched and drooping. It is replaced by a wide, square collar finished in lace. A small starched ruff or small collar is associated with conservatives throughout the period.
Culture:
Flemish
Accession Number:
0
Genre:
paintings (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Paintings & Drawings
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Source Creator:
Button, Jeanne and Sbarge, Stephen
Source Title:
History of Costume, In Slides, Notes and Commentaries: Volume 4
Source Created:
New York, NY
Theatre Arts Slide Presentations
1975
Call Number:
GT513 +B87 4 (LC)
Orbis Barcode:
39002051938463
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
0
OID:
10608586
PID:
digcoll:2790073