DROST, Willem
(b. 1633, Amsterdam, d. 1659, Venezia)

Portrait of a Man

Oil on canvas, 87 x 72 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

This portrait has a pendant, Portrait of a Woman, signed and dated 1653, now in the Museum Bredius, The Hague. The young man in the portrait resembles Drost as he appears in his etched self-portrait of 1652. On this basis it was proposed that the painting is a self-portrait, and its pendant represents the painter's fiancée.

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