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Portrait of the poet Pieter Vlaming 1734

Cornelis Troost

* 1696 in Amsterdam † 1750 in Amsterdam

Mezzotint. Size of sheet: 19.5 x 16.7 cm.

Laid down on an eighteenth-century album sheet. Inscribed in pencil 'C.Troost/painter'.

Literature: Wurzbach 1906-11 / Niederländisches Künstler-Lexikon (6);

                  Le Blanc 1854-89 / Manuel de l'Amateur d'Estampes 1550-1820 (check);

                  Muller II 1853 / Beschrijvende catalogus van 7000 Portretten, van Nederlanders (5725).

Troost (1696-1750) emerged as one of the leading Dutch artists of the 18th century. At first, he mostly painted portraits; in his later paintings the subject was often a scene from a theatre play.

Very fine velvety impression with margins after the artist's own design. 



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