10 November 1999
Cornelis Pronk (1691-1759)
The village of Sluipwijk, near Gouda
signed, dated and inscribed 'C: Pronk del ad viv: 1793, Sluipwijk.'
pencil, pen and grey ink, grey wash, grey ink framing lines
114 x 165 mm.
An unidentified collector's inscription 'inv.nr. 157' (verso).
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Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile
A cheaper, quicker alternative to oil paint, pastel became the perfect medium for portraits of the middle class