CORNELIS TROOST | Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, wearing a grey satin waistcoat and a red cloak
CORNELIS TROOST | Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, wearing a grey satin waistcoat and a red cloak
CORNELIS TROOST | Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, wearing a grey satin waistcoat and a red cloak
CORNELIS TROOST | Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, wearing a grey satin waistcoat and a red cloak
CORNELIS TROOST | Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, wearing a grey satin waistcoat and a red cloak
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Property from the SØR Rusche Collection

CORNELIS TROOST | Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, wearing a grey satin waistcoat and a red cloak

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Property from the SØR Rusche Collection

CORNELIS TROOST | Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, wearing a grey satin waistcoat and a red cloak

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot Sold:2,750GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from the SØR Rusche Collection

CORNELIS TROOST

Amsterdam 1696 - 1750

PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, HALF-LENGTH, WEARING A GREY SATIN WAISTCOAT AND A RED CLOAK


signed and dated centre right: C:Troost / 1716

oil on canvas, in a feigned oval

unframed: 88.4 x 71 cm.; 34¾ x 28 in.

framed: 105.6 x 88.4 cm.; 41⅞ x 34¾ in. 


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Condition Report

Property from the SØR Rusche Collection is available to view at Sotheby’s, New Bond Street, 13 – 18 September (weekdays 9am – 4.30pm; weekend 12-5pm).


The canvas is lined. The paint surface is relatively clean, and the varnish is clear and even. There is a fairly distinct pattern of craquelure throughout, which lends the painting a slightly uneven surface. Inspection under UV light reveals an area of retouching in the sitter's proper left cheek (1 x 6 cm), retouching throughout the left side of his hair, retouching around the silhouette of his left shoulder and in the dark folds of his red drapery. There are other small scattered retouchings in the background and along all four margins. The painting appears fresh and ready to hang. In overall fair condition.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Private collection, The Netherlands;

Whence sold, Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 10 November 1998, lot 29 (as a pendant with lot 30, Portrait of a Lady, unknown hand), where acquired.

Exhibited

The SØR Rusche Collection has been exhibited extensively over the last two decades. Please click here for further information.

Literature

H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. 5, Stilleben und Tierstücke, Münster/Hamburg/London 2004, pp. 318-19, cat. no. 75, reproduced in colour.

Catalogue Note

J.W. Niemeijer, the author of the Troost monograph of 1973, endorsed the attribution to Troost upon first-hand inspection of this painting in 2002. This may be the earliest known extant portrait by Troost, one of the most important Dutch artists of the 18th century, who came to be known as 'the Dutch Hogarth.' Two other works are dated 1716 - one, presumed lost, represents A Classical Scene (known only through the catalogue of the P. Loquet sale, Amsterdam, 22 September 1783, lot 365); the other is a portrait drawing of Simon Fokke as a Child, now of unknown whereabouts.1 The present work reflects the influence of Troost's teacher, Arnold Boonen, himself taught by Godfried Schalcken.


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