Esaias van de Velde (Amsterdam 1587-1630 The Hague)
Esaias van de Velde (Amsterdam 1587-1630 The Hague)

A banquet before an arbor with elegant company eating and merrymaking, after David Vinckboons

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Esaias van de Velde (Amsterdam 1587-1630 The Hague)
A banquet before an arbor with elegant company eating and merrymaking, after David Vinckboons
signed and inscribed 'Esias vande Velde heeft dit getekent nae en stuxken van Vingboons'
pen and brown ink, watercolor, brown ink framing lines
5 5/8 x 7 5/8 in. (14.3 x 19.4 cm.)
Provenance
A.D. Schinkel.
M.J. Kneppelhout, The Hague.
C. Hofstede de Groot (L. 561); C.G. Boerner, Leipzig, 4 November 1931, lot 257 (400 M. to Cassirer).
Anonymous sale; Christie's, Amsterdam, 11 November 1996, lot 113.
Literature
J.G. van Gelder, Jan van de Velde 1593-1641, Teekenaar-Schilder, The Hague, 1933, p. 36, fig. 11.
G. Keyes, Esaias van de Velde 1587-1630, Doorspijk, 1984, pp. 227-8, no. D50 (as present whereabouts unknown).
Exhibited
The Hague, Gemeentemuseum, Verzameling Dr. C. Hofstede de Groot, no. 119.

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Lot Essay

The present lot is the only known drawing from Esaias's early years in Amsterdam, before he moved to Haarlem around 1611/12, and finally The Hague. The prototype for this composition is based on a presently unknown painting by David Vinckboons (1576-1633), with whom Easais may have trained. Vinckboons' images of elegant revelry influenced Esaias and other artists of his generation. These outdoor banquets, called buitenpartijen, would often have moralizing overtones.

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