The J. Paul Getty Museum

Portrait of J. Paul Getty

Object Details

Title:

Portrait of J. Paul Getty

Artist/Maker:

Peral (active mid-late 20th century)

Culture:

Unknown

Date:

1965

Medium:

Oil on canvas

Object Number:

2003.97

Dimensions:

99.7 × 73.3 cm (39 1/4 × 28 7/8 in.)

Copyright:

Status undetermined

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Object Description

Standing with his hands in the pockets of his dark suit and looking directly out at the viewer with intense blue eyes, J. Paul Getty cuts an imposing and even confrontational figure. The overall somber color palette conveys austerity and restraint.

This painting is signed "Peral 65" in the corner, but it was not recorded in Getty’s art inventory and the artist has not been identified. 

Provenance
Provenance
1965 - 1976

Possibly J. Paul Getty, American, 1892 - 1976, upon his death, held in trust by the estate.

1976 - 1994

Possibly Estate of J. Paul Getty, American, 1892 - 1976

1994 - 2003

Estate of J. Paul Getty, American, 1892 - 1976, distributed to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003.

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