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    Sale 2797

    Anton Philips, Entrepreneur & Connoisseur

    6 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 167

    Cornelis Troost (Amsterdam 1696-1750)

    Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a red coat over a grey waistcoat and white jabot, holding a letter

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    Cornelis Troost (Amsterdam 1696-1750)
    Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a red coat over a grey waistcoat and white jabot, holding a letter
    signed and dated 'C. Troost 1725' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    75.5 x 68.5 cm.


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    Cornelis Troost is mainly known as a painter of portraits and theatrical scenes and is considered to be one of the foremost painters of his age. He started his career as a portrait painter in circa 1723 after having studied with Arnold Boonen, making the present picture one of the earliest known signed and dated paintings by the artist.

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    Provenance

    Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1924-1943, on loan.


    Literature

    A. Staring, 'Het Portret in Nederland 1730-1830', Oud Holland, 40, 1922, p. 46.
    B.W.F. van Riemsdijk, Catalogus der schilderijen, etc. in het Rijksmuseum te Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 1934, no. 2325b.
    A. Staring, in: H.E. van Gelder, Kunstgeschiedenis der Nederlanden, Utrecht, 1936, p. 393, illustrated.
    J.W. Niemeijer, Cornelis Troost 1696-1750, Assen, 1973, p. 215, no. 164S, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    The Hague, Gemeentemuseum, Hollandse portretten 18de eeuw, May-June 1921, no. 88, illustrated.
    Rotterdam, Museum Boymans, Cornelis Troost en zijn tijd, 27 July-15 September 1946, p. 23, no. 96.