(b. 1601, Delft, d. 1673, Amsterdam)

Seated Cavalier with a Sword and a Raised Glass

Brush and brown oil paint heightened with white gouache, 205 x 155 mm
Prentenkabinet, University of Leiden, Leiden

The Delft artist Anthonie Palamedesz is best known as a painter of Merry Company scenes. He was also a gifted draftsman, however. In preparation for his paintings he drew figures, usually with a brush and occasionally with oil paint. This figure study is also connected with his paintings.