Huygh Pietersz Voskuyl

Self-Portrait

detail signatuur en datering
955 ingelijst
955 voorzijde
955 voorzijde

Huygh Pietersz Voskuyl
Self-Portrait

1638 Nicht zu sehen

Huygh Voskuyl looks out at us with a frown, as if we have interrupted him at work. But in fact this is simply what the artist saw reflected in the mirror when he painted his self-portrait. His straggly hair, unshaven cheeks and unkempt moustache lend this self-portrait an air of informality unusual for portraits of the Dutch seventeenth century.

Equally unusual is the wooden wall in the background, which looks especially real with its fine grain. On it, Voskuyl has inscribed his signature and age: forty-six. Only a few paintings by this artist are known, making this self-portrait all the more exceptional.

Technische Daten
955 voorzijde

Huygh Pietersz Voskuyl
Self-Portrait

1638 Nicht zu sehen

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Details

Allgemeine Informationen
Huygh Pietersz Voskuyl (Amsterdam 1592/1593 - 1665 Amsterdam)
Self-Portrait
1638
painting
955
Material und technische Daten
oil
panel
31.9 x 42.2 cm
Inschriften
rechtsonder: HP voskuijl / fe. Ao. 1638 / ÆTATIS / SVÆ 46
HP ineen

Ursprung

Edward Speelman Gallery, London; S. Nijstad Gallery, The Hague; purchased, 1963