The Coin Collector

Creation date
oil on panel
18 x 15-7/8 in.
Credit line
Gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge
Accession number
Currently On View In
William C. Griffith Jr. and Carolyn C. Griffith Gallery - H215

Pot is best known as a painter of small-scale genre scenes and portraits, usually of single figures seated at a table. His later works, including this one, are influenced by Rembrandt's treatment of light and his characterization of human subjects.

The elderly man in this portrait is consulting a book that shows the coinage of different mints. He is either a coin collector or a money changer.

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