Jan Verkolje

The Messenger

Jan Verkolje  De boodschapper
Jan Verkolje  De boodschapper
Jan Verkolje  De boodschapper
Jan Verkolje  De boodschapper
Jan Verkolje  De boodschapper

Jan Verkolje
The Messenger

1674 Zu sehen in Saal 11

An officer and a young lady are sitting at a table playing backgammon. Just as she is about to throw the dice, a messenger appears holding a letter. Is he bringing good news or bad? The concerned look on the officer’s face suggests the worst.

Verkolje was a master at depicting gleaming satin. The back of this beautiful dress, full of pleats, seams and creases, is a good example of his skill.

Technische Daten
Jan Verkolje  De boodschapper

Jan Verkolje
The Messenger

1674 Zu sehen in Saal 11

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Details

Allgemeine Informationen
Jan Verkolje (Amsterdam 1650 - 1693 Delft)
The Messenger
1674
painting
865
Saal 11
Material und technische Daten
oil
canvas
53.4 x 59.7 cm
Inschriften
links, op een plint naast de deur: I. Verkolje / 1674

Ursprung

Possibly Pieter van Winter, before 1807; possibly Anna van Winter, 1807-1877; Van Loon Collection, Amsterdam; Van Loon Collection sold en bloc to Gustave de Rothschild, 1877; Alfred de Rothschild, London; Victor de Rothschild, London; sale London (Sotheby’s), 19-22 April 1937, no. 19 (for 1800 pounds to art dealers S. and R. Rosenberg); Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam; sold as part of the Mannheimer Collection to the Dienststelle Mühlmann for Adolf Hitler, Führermuseum, Linz, 1940; Stichting Nederlands Kunstbezit (inv. no. NK 3111), 1946; on loan to the Mauritshuis, 1948-1960; transferred, 1960

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This painting is part of the Netherlands Art Property Collection (‘NK collection’): objects that were stolen, seized or purchased during the Nazi regime. After the Second World War they were placed under the administration of the Dutch State. In recent decades, applications for restitution are taken into consideration again and some objects have been returned to the heirs of their rightful owners.

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