Cornelis Troost

Reinier Adriaansz's Declaration of Love

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Cornelis Troost
Reinier Adriaansz's Declaration of Love

1737 Non visitabile

As a former actor, Troost was fond of scenes taken directly from the stage. So he painted a series of scenes from “Jan Claasz or the Supposed Servant Girl”, a play that was often performed in the early eighteenth century.

The scene in which the awkward Reinier Adriaanz woos Saartje Jans forms the farce’s climax. Struggling to get his words out, Reinier is completely unaware that Saartje Jans is making a fool of him. Although she is firmly turning him down, it is to no avail: Saartje will have to marry the dry old stick anyway.

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Cornelis Troost
Reinier Adriaansz's Declaration of Love

1737 Non visitabile

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Informazioni generali
Cornelis Troost (Amsterdam 1696 - 1750 Amsterdam)
Reinier Adriaansz's Declaration of Love
1737
pastel
181
Materiale e dettagli tecnici
pastel, gouache
paper on canvas
52 x 62.8 cm
Iscrizione
rechtsonder, op de rand van de stoep: C. Troost 1737
links van het midden, op de deurpost: Jan / Jaspersen

Origine

Jeronimus Tonneman, Amsterdam; his sale, Amsterdam, 21 October 1754 (Lugt 845), no. 6 (together with nos. 5 and 7 for 515 guilders to De Bruyn); Jan Jacob de Bruyn, Amsterdam; Jan Isaak de Neufville Brants (1768-1807), Amsterdam; his son, Jan Isaak de Neufville Brants (1800-1828); his sale, Amsterdam, 28 March 1829 (Lugt 11974), no. 5 (together with nos. 3-4 for 100 guilders [3-4] and 50 guilders [5] to De Vries for the Mauritshuis, together with inv. nos. 179, 183-185, 191-193); purchased, 1829