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Formerly attributed to Du Jardin (q.v.), this picture is a typical work by Sweerts, painted during his Roman period. It displays Sweerts’s characteristically atmospheric light and shade, while the physical presence of the sitter and typical mood of uneasy quietude lend the work a monumental character belying its small scale. The sitter may be the Amsterdam merchant and collector Jean Deutz (1618–1673) who had a business relationship with Sweerts from at least 1648.

The Wallace Collection

London


Date

c.1650

Medium

oil on copper

Measurements

H 31.1 x W 23.6 cm

Accession number

P241

Acquisition method

acquired by Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford, 1848; bequeathed to the nation by Lady Wallace, 1897

Work type

Painting


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The Wallace Collection

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