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Portrait of the Painter François Gysels

Artist:
David Bailly (Dutch, Leiden 1584–1657 Leiden)
Date:
n.d.
Medium:
Pen and black ink and two shades of gray wash over graphite on vellum. Framing line in pen and brown ink.
Dimensions:
6 13/16 x 5 5/8 in. (17.3 x 14.3 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Anne and Jean Bonna Gift, 2001
Accession Number:
2001.124
Not on view
A portrait painter and draftsman, Bailly created a number of small drawings with pen and fine brush, among them several depicting artists of his day. Bailly drew François Gysels the Younger, a painter of landscapes and portraits from whom no works are known, with meticulous hatching reminiscent of the line work employed in engraving. The illusionistic rendering represents the portrait of Gysels as the subject of an oval painting, leaning on a ledge against a wall. On the ledge are also tools of the sittter's trade-a compass, pen, palette, maulstick, and sheet of paper.
Marking: Around the vellum sheet a broad margin has been added of thick Japanese paper, which carries in the lower right corner the coll.mark of Jacobus A. Klaver (not in Lugt).
Probably previously owned by Christiaan Kramm (Dutch, 1797–1875); His sale, Beijers (Utrecht)December 7, 1875, lot 3646; Jacob Klaver; His sale, Sotheby's, AmsterdamMay 10, 1994, lot 48; Sale, Sotheby's, New YorkJanuary 23, 2001, lot 107; Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," September 17, 2007–January 6, 2008.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," January 3, 2011–April 4, 2011.

H. van Hall Portretten van Nederlandse Beeldende Kunstenaars. Amsterdam, 1963, cat. no. 2, p. 122.

Tekeningen van oude meesters. De verzameling Jacobus A. Klaver. Exh. cat. Amsterdam (Rijksmuseum), 1993, cat. no. 33.



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