Samuel van Hoogstraten (Dordrecht 1627-1678)
Samuel van Hoogstraten (Dordrecht 1627-1678)

The interior of a synagogue

Samuel van Hoogstraten (Dordrecht 1627-1678)
The interior of a synagogue
pen and brown ink, point of the brush and brown wash, arched top
5¼ x 6 in. (13.5 x 15 cm.)
Probably General Auguste-Charles-Joseph de Flahaut de La Billarderie (1785-1870) and his wife Margaret Mercer Elphinstone (1788-1867); and by descent.
W. Sumowski, Drawings of the Rembrandt School, New York, 1981, vol. V, no. 1150.

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Professor Sumowski identified this as the preparatory study for a drawing in the Teylers Museum, Haarlem and considers it to be 'superior in quality' to the more finished work (op. cit., no. 1128). On the basis of similarities with Hoogstraten's Calling of Simon and Andrew in the Fondation Custodia in Paris, he suggested a date in the early 1650s.

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