This youth’s name is unknown but his status is clear, thanks to his elaborate robe. The artist’s crisp treatment of the robe differs dramatically from the soft rendering of the sitter’s features and hair. Schalcken particularly enjoyed creating evening scenes in which he could explore the effects of artificial light.
Medium: Oil on panel
Dimensions: H: 1 1/2 x W: 9 in.
Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection
Category: Paintings - Portraits
Purchased June, 1988 from Newhouse Galleries. Sold from the collection of Govert and Nicolaas Antoni Flink, Roeeterdam Nov. 4, 1754, no. 32 (no. 33 in original catalogue) 59 Florins, Fouquet. Recorded in Pieter Terwesen, Catalogue of Namlyst van Schilderin 1752-1768, Vol. III (Johannes Gaillard; 1770 p.103, No. 32); C. Hofstede de Groot, "Catalogue Raisonne of Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century" based on the works by John Smith, Vol. 5 (London: Macmillan & Company, 1913, p. 403, no. 339b).