Willem Cornelisz. Duyster

Amsterdam 1599 – 1635 Amsterdam

«Schlafender Soldat»
Öl a/Kupfertafel, oval, 24 × 31,5 cm

Zuschlag CHF 130'000

Kunstauktion 25.05.2002 | Lot-Nr. 47

Julius Böhler, München. Kurz vor oder nach diesem Datum D. Katz, Dieren. W. C. Duyster Cert. Hofstede Coll. Keller N.Y. (handschriftliches Etikett auf der Rückseite des Rahmens). Luzerner Privatsammlung.


Nanette Salomon, Jacob Duck and the Gentrification of Dutch Genre Painting, Doornspijk 1998, Abbildung 13 (Willem Duyster, The Sleeping Soldier, Panel, 23,5 x 36,5 cm. Location unknown).

Fred G. Meijer, Netherlands Institute for Art History, 06.02.2002.

Fred G. Meijer schreibt uns, aufgrund einer Farbfotografie, in seinem Gutachten: „It is my pleasure to confirm that the painting of a soldier sleeping in a barn (o/copper, oval, 24 x 31,5 cm) is a characteristic work of good quality by Willem Cornelisz. Duyster (1599-1635). Characteristic features are, next to the overall high quality, the strong chiaro-scuro, the attention of the rendering of textures, the slightly unusual theme and composition, and the artist‘s preference to include straw in his paintings, almost as a special effect. Since Duyster very rarely dated his paintings, it is difficult to establish a firm chronology for his work, but it would seem that your painting must date from the second half of the 1620s.“