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Cornelis Troost (Amsterdam 1696-1750)
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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

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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.
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.
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Lot Essay

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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