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WORKSHOP OF DIRCK SANTVOORT

Portrait of a Man Standing by a Table

inscribed on the reverse AETAT SUAE 26, ANNO 1636, and inscribed Descartes on an old label on the reverse

oval, oil on panel

20 x 13 ½ inches        (50.8 x 34.3 cm)


PROVENANCE

Professor G.M. Trevelyan, Historian and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge

 

In all likelihood this painting, executed in 1636, was part of a pair of portraits commissioned at the time of the sitter’s marriage.  As these paintings were passed down in families they quite often became separated; siblings taking one parent each and so forth.

The attribution to the workshop of Dirck Santvoort is of course stylistically based, but also further confirmed by a portrait Santvoort executed of Adriaantie Roosecrans.  Done in the same oval format, the positioning of the sitters as well as the interiors are almost identical.

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