121
121
Cornelis Troost
STUDY OF THE HEAD OF A MAN: FOR HET BESLIKTE SWAANTJE
Estimate
8,00012,000
JUMP TO LOT
121
Cornelis Troost
STUDY OF THE HEAD OF A MAN: FOR HET BESLIKTE SWAANTJE
Estimate
8,00012,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings

|
New York

Cornelis Troost
AMSTERDAM 1696 - 1750
STUDY OF THE HEAD OF A MAN: FOR HET BESLIKTE SWAANTJE
Oil on paper;
bears old attribution in brown ink on a tab of paper attached to the verso: C. Troost. and an old numbering in brown ink, verso: No: 50
105 by 91 mm; 4 1/8  by 3 5/8  in
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Provenance

Révon;
sale, Amsterdam, Frederik Muller, 27 April 1909, lot 256;
Sieb Fontein, Bennebroek;
sale, Amsterdam, Christie's, 10 November 1997, lot 200,
where acquired by the present owners

Exhibited

Boston, St. Botolph Club, A Selection of Dutch 18th Century Drawings and Watercolors from the Gordon Collection, 2003, no. 15

Literature

J.W. Niemeijer, Cornelis Troost 1696-1750, Assen 1973, p. 246, no. 311 S, reproduced

Catalogue Note

Troost made several pastels and oil paintings illustrating scenes from Abraham Alewyn's play, Beslikte Swaantje, and this oil on paper study is for the figure of the Squire in another depiction of the same scene that we see in the previous lot.  The painting, dated 1741, is now in the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam. A number of other figures from the same composition are recorded in a set of black and red chalk studies, now in the collections of the Koninglijk Oudheidkundig Genootschap and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam2, but the present oil study, surely preparatory for the painting, seems to be almost unique in Troost's work.

1.  Niemeijer, op. cit., no. 289 S
2.  Ibid., nos. 305 T-309 T

Old Master Drawings

|
New York