Cornelis Troost

Saartje Jans is Asked for her Hand in Marriage

180 detail signatuur en datering
180 ingelijst
180 voorzijde
180 voorzijde

Cornelis Troost
Saartje Jans is Asked for her Hand in Marriage

1738 Não em exibição

Before becoming a painter, the Amsterdam-based Troost worked as an actor for a number of years. He painted many scenes from farcical plays, including the immensely popular “Jan Claasz or the Supposed Servant Girl”. The Mauritshuis owns three pastels depicting scenes from this work.

Here we see Jan Jasperzen (on the left, wearing a grey wig) and his wife Dieuwertje receiving a visit from two straight-laced gentlemen whose appearance is decidedly old-fashioned. The men have called in on behalf of Reinier Adriaansz to ask for the hand in marriage of Jan and Dieuwertje’s daughter, Saartje Jans. Saartje is secretly listening in – she has very different plans.

Detalhes técnicos
180 voorzijde

Cornelis Troost
Saartje Jans is Asked for her Hand in Marriage

1738 Não em exibição

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Detalhes

Informações gerais
Cornelis Troost (Amsterdam 1696 - 1750 Amsterdam)
Saartje Jans is Asked for her Hand in Marriage
1738
pastel
180
Material e detalhes técnicos
pastel, gouache
paper on canvas
51.1 x 63.1 cm
Inscrições
links, op het raamkozijn: C. Troost 1738
tweemaal, over elkaar, in rood en zwart

Origem

Jeronimus Tonneman, Amsterdam; his sale, Amsterdam, 21 October 1754 (Lugt 845), no. 5 (together with nos. 6-7 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. 4 (together with nos. 3 and 5 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