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File:Frans Hals - Portret van René Descartes.jpg


Artist After Frans Hals

Portrait of René Descartes (1596-1650).

Alternative title(s):
René Descartes.

Portrait du philosophe René Descartes (1596 - 1650).
Date circa 1649-1700
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions 77.5 × 68.5 cm (30.5 × 27 in)
Louvre Museum, Richelieu, 2nd floord, room 27
Accession number INV. 1317


18th century: collection of the dukes of Orléans
1785: acquired by Louis XVI de France (1754-1793), France
Source/Photographer André Hatala [e.a.] (1997) De eeuw van Rembrandt, Bruxelles: Crédit communal de Belgique, ISBN 2-908388-32-4.


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