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Man with a Magnifying Glass 

by Rembrandt

This portrait most likely depicts the Amsterdam auctioneer Pieter Haringh (1609–1685), who once handled the sale of a famous portrait by the Italian Renaissance master Raphael that served Rembrandt as a source of inspiration. The sitter may have used the magnifying glass in his hand to evaluate paintings and other luxury goods circulating on the busy Amsterdam art market. ...
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art