DOU, Gerrit
(b. 1613, Leiden, d. 1675, Leiden)

A Soldier of the Leiden Civic Guard with an Arms Still-Life (detail)

Oil on panel
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

The artist is more interested in the still-life occupying the foreground of the painting than the the stiff figure in the background whose clothing seems to be part of the still-life. The helmet, the drum and the shield can be found on several other paintings of the artist.