Cornelis Pronk (1691-1759), was a designer appointed to the VOC in 1734 to 'make all the designs and models to our satisfaction, of all such porcelain as will be ordered from time in the Indies...'. Only four designs were ordered by the VOC, of which only two survived and are now in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam - namely 'The Doctor's Visit to the Emperor' and 'La Dame au Parasol'. It is known that the drawings were sent to Canton in 1736 via Batavia. This pattern was executed in famille rose enamels, underglaze blue and in the Imari palette.
Cf. Howard & Ayers, China for the West, vol. I, pl. 290; C.J.A. Jrg, Pronk Porcelain, 1980, pl. 9 and 21; and Jrg & Van Campen, Chinese Ceramics in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, p. 282, pl. 328.