Full-length portrait of a nobleman c. 1660
* 1640 in Leiden † 1719 in Oegstgeest
Black and red chalk and grey and brown wash on partly squared and incised paper. Size of sheet: 25.7 x 16.8 cm.
The man is standing in an elegant pose and dressed up according to the fashion of 1660s, with Spanish-style open-kneed tight-fitting breeches, cloak over shoulders, long wavy hair and thin moustache. The fact that he is wearing a sword identifies him as a nobleman.
The work might have been used as a preparatory drawing for a bigger composition or it might relate to one of the six illustrations by Jacob Toorenvliet on Charles II’s voyage to Holland in 1660, engraved by David and Pieter Phillippe.
Charles II issuing the Declaration of Breda, 1660. Engraving.