18 April 1997
Caspar Netscher (c. 1636-1684)
Portrait of a Commander, three-quarter length, in armour, holding a baton, his plumed helmet on a rock nearby, a cavalry charge beyond
oil on canvas
18 7/8 x 15½in. (48 x 39.3cm.)
(Possibly) Sale, Amsterdam, 6 Oct. 1809, lot 48.
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(Possibly) C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné, etc., V, London, 1913, p. 249, no. 334d, 'Masterly in treatment'.
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