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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR EGBERT HAVERKAMP-BEGEMANN

Pieter Jansz. Quast
VAGABOND FAMILY
Estimate
1,8002,200
LOT SOLD. 1,625 USD
JUMP TO LOT
289

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR EGBERT HAVERKAMP-BEGEMANN

Pieter Jansz. Quast
VAGABOND FAMILY
Estimate
1,8002,200
LOT SOLD. 1,625 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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Pieter Jansz. Quast
AMSTERDAM 1605/6 - 1647
VAGABOND FAMILY

Catalogue Note

Quast was one of the great satirists in 17th century Dutch art, lampooning in his drawings every manner of pretension and foolishness.  He is best known for his caricatures and drawings of scenes from popular comedies and farces but a number of those drawings also contain a strong political element, relating to the horrors of the oppressive Spanish rule over the Netherlands and the often bloody wars of independence.

The present drawing, depicting a vagabond family, is semi-caricatural in its handling, especially in the figure of the man in the background, whose hat slips precariously over one eye, emphasizing his disheveled and dumbfounded look.  The chaotic nature of the scene is heightened by the young girl who reaches for the water jug as her mother nurses another offspring nearby.

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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New York