The fact that present work is also dated 1771 suggests that Laquy must have had access to Dou's triptych in the months leading up to its acquisition by the Russian Empress. As Robert-Jan te Rijdt has kindly informed us, several other copies by Laquy after this work by Dou are known: the Rijksmuseum has a copy of the entire triptych, in oils, a large watercolour after the central panel, and two black and white chalk drawings of the side panels1, and a further watercolor copy of the central panel is in a Dutch private collection.
1. Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, inv. nos. SK-A-2320-A; RP-T-1918-326; RP-T-1910-23; RP-T-1910-24
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