(b. 1634, Rotterdam, d. 1682, Amsterdam)
Portrait of a Gentleman1660s
Oil on panel, 26 x 21 cm
This portrait represents an unidentified gentleman bust-length, in a white silk chemise, holding a trumpet, standing at an arched window. The influence of Leiden artists Frans van Mieris and Gerrit Dou is unmistakable in the composition and style of the present work. The framing device of the niche, popularised by Dou, provides a focused composition as well as visual interest through the layering of space.