Cornelis Troost

Self-Portrait

194 detail signatuur en datering
194 achterzijde
194 ingelijst
194 voorzijde
194 voorzijde

Cornelis Troost
Self-Portrait

1745 Not on view

The 49-year-old Troost portrays himself here as a serious and confident painter. He is at his easel in his studio, holding his palette, brushes and painter’s stick.

Troost, who worked in Amsterdam, had been an actor for a couple of years before becoming a painter. He painted many scenes from farcical plays, but was also a master of the more serious genre. He shows this in the painting on the easel, which is probably a scene from a play by the Dutch poet Vondel.

Technical details
194 voorzijde

Cornelis Troost
Self-Portrait

1745 Not on view

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Details

General information
Cornelis Troost (Amsterdam 1696 - 1750 Amsterdam)
Self-Portrait
1745
pastel
194
Material and technical details
pastel, gouache
parchment
52 x 62 cm
Inscriptions
linksonder: C. Troost. / 1745

Origin

(?) Jeronimus Tonneman, Amsterdam, 1754; (?) Jan de Bruyn, Amsterdam, 1754; D. van Dyl, Amsterdam, 1814; Van Oosthuyse van Rijsenburg-de Jongh Collection, The Hague, 1847; W. Gruyter, Amsterdam, 1847-1867; C.C.J. de Ridder, Rotterdam, 1874; purchased, 1874