Description & Technical information

Date:  1654
Period:  1600-1750, 17th century
Origin:  The Netherlands
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signature: Signed lower right: Drost f /1654.
On the back is the label of art dealer Ch. A. de Burlet, Basel.

Dimensions: 100 x 86 cm (39³/₈ x 33⁷/₈ inches)
Provenance: Sale J. H Leigh and others, London, Christie’s, 7 July 1916, no. 87;
With H. M. Clark, London;
Acquired by W. C Escher (£ 500) before August 1919.

Literature: W.R.Valentiner, “Willem Drost, Pupil of Rembrandt”, The Art Quarterly 2, 1939, p. 325, Note 1 (only known to him through an annotation by Dr. C. Hofstede de Groot);
N. MacLaren, The Dutch School, National Gallery, London 1960, pp. 107-108, and Note 6;
W. Sumowski, “Beitrage zu Willem Drost”, Pantheon 27, 1969, pp. 376, 380 and 383 (reproduced);
W. Sumowski, Gemälde der Rembrandtschüler, Bd. 1, Landau 1983, pp. 610, 617, Cat. no. 337, p. 646 (reproduced);
J. Bruyn, review of W. Sumovski, Gemälde der Rembrandtschüler, in Oud Holland 98, 1984, p. 154;
J. Bikker, Willem Drost ( 1633-1658). A Rembrandt pupil in Amsterdam, Rome and Venice, diss. Utrecht 2001, pp. 17, 22 and 117-118, no. 20.
R.E.O. Ekkart, Verborgen. Nederlandse en Vlamse schilderijn uit de 16de en 17de eeuw uit de collective W.C. Escher, Utrecht Centraal Museum, 2002, pp. 70-73, no. 11 (reproduced);
J.Bikker, Willem Drost (1633–1659), A Rembrandt Pupil in Amsterdam and Venice, 2005, pp. 18–19 (reproduced);
Winterthur 2014–2015, ORANJE. Meisterwerke holländischer Malerei, Museum Oskar Reinhart, no. 56, pp. 8 and 93.

Exhibitions: On temporary loan to the Kunsthaus Zürich, 1921;
Austellung von Werken aus dem Besitz von Mitgliedern der Vereinigung Zürcher Kunstfreunde, Zürich Kunsthaus 1927, no. 78;
Verborgen. Nederlandse en Vlamse schilderijn uit de 16de en 17de eeuw uit de collective W.C. Escher, Utrecht Centraal Museum, 2002, no. 11;
Since 2006 as temporary loan to the Museum Briner und Kern;
Winterthur 2014–2015, ORANJE. Meisterwerke holländischer Malerei, Museum Oskar Reinhart, no. 56 (pp. 8 and 93).

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints