(b. 1622, Middenbeemster, d. 1654, Delft)

The Sentry

Oil on canvas, 68 x 58 cm
Staatliches Museum, Schwerin

This signed and dated painting is the only genre painting of the artist's autographed works. Its subject, a soldier attending to his musket beside a city gate, is unusual but it is indirectly related to earlier depictions of soldiers by Codde, Duck, and Palamedesz.