Artist attributed to Nicolas Régnier, Flemish, active Italy, 1591-1667
  • Portrait of a Young Man with a Sword
Date ca. between 1618 and 1620
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 28 7/8 × 24 1/8 inches (73.4 × 61.3 cm)
Framed: 36 1/2 × 31 1/2 × 2 1/2 inches (92.7 × 80 × 6.4 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Reichhold
Accession Number 41.56
Department European Painting
On View European: 17th Century French, Level 2 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pencil, on horizontal stretcher bar: "3. Caravaggio"
1941, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Reichhold (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1941-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Richardson, E.P. "Renieri, Saraceni and the Meaning of Caravaggio's Influence." Art Quarterly 5 (1942): pp. 232-241 (fig. 1). [as by Renieri.]

Richardson, E.P., ed. Detroit Institute of Arts Catalogue of Paintings, 2nd ed. Detroit, 1944, pp. 109, no. 690.

Portraits by Flemish Masters in American Collections. In Art, Life and Science in Belgium, No. 12. New York, 1949, no. 27 (ill.).

Bodart, Didier. Les peintres des Pays-Bas méridionaux et de la principauté de Liège á Rome au XVIIe siècle. Brussels and Rome, 1970, vol. 1, p. 90 note 7.

Fredericksen, B. and F. Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, MA, 1972, p. 174 [as attributed to Renieri.]

Fantelli, P.L. "Su Niccolò Renieri ritrattista." Atti dell'Istituto veneto di scienze, letteri, ed arti. 1973, pp. 152-153 (fig. 2).

I Caravaggeschi Francesi. Exh. cat., Villa Medici (Academia di Francia) and Grand Palais. Rome and Paris, 1973, p. 243.

Valentin et les caravagesques français. Exh. cat., Villa Medici (Academia di Francia) and Grand Palais. Rome and Paris 1974, p. 250.

Fantelli, P.L. "Nicolò Renieri, 'Pittor fiamengo.'" Saggi e Memorie di Storia dell'Arte, no. 9 (1974): pp. 77-115, no. 26.

Pallucchini, R. La pittura veneziana del Seicento. Venice, 1981, vol. 1, p. 152; vol. 2 (fig. 432).

France In The Golden Age: Seventeenth-Century French Paintings In American Collections. Exh. cat., Grand Palais et al. Paris, 1982, pp. 52, pp. 315-16, cat. 95 (ill.). [as Young Man with a Sword; Self-Portrait?]

Skliar-Piguet, A. "Régnier, Nicolas [Renieri, Niccolò]." in The Dictionary of Art, ed. J. Turner. 1996, vol. 26, p. 9.

Caravaggio e i Giustiniani. Toccar con mano una collezione del seicento. Exh. cat., Palazzo Giustiniani and at Altes Museum. Rome and Berlin, 2001, pp. 200-201.

Bissell, R.W., A. Derstine, and D. Miller. Masters of Italian Baroque Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2005, pp. 162-163, cat. no. 53.

Lemoine, A. Nicolas Régnier (alias Niccolò Renieri) ca. 1588 - 1667. Peintre, collectionneur et marchand d'art. Paris, 2007, p. 226, cat. 24. [as by Régnier.]