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Interior of a Kitchen

Artist:
Willem Kalf (Dutch, Rotterdam 1619–1693 Amsterdam)
Date:
ca. 1642–44
Medium:
Oil on wood
Dimensions:
10 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (26.7 x 31.8 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1871
Accession Number:
71.69
Not on view
Forthcoming
Inscription: Signed (on chest): KALF
[Léon Gauchez, Paris, with Alexis Febvre, Paris, until 1870; sold to Blodgett]; William T. Blodgett, Paris and New York (1870–71, sold half share to Johnston); William T. Blodgett, New York, and John Taylor Johnston, New York (1871; sold to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Taste of the Seventies," April 2–September 10, 1946, no. 29 (as "Interior of a Dutch Kitchen").

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 18, 2007–January 6, 2008, no catalogue.

Jules-Ferdinand Jacquemart. Etchings of Pictures in the Metropolitan Museum, New York. London, 1871, pl. [7].

Wilhelm [von] Bode. Rembrandt und seine Zeitgenossen. Leipzig, 1906, p. 203.

H[ans]. Schneider in Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler. Ed. Hans Vollmer. Vol. 19, Leipzig, 1926, p. 465.

Wilhelm von Bode. Die Meister der Holländischen und Flämischen Malerschulen. Ed. Eduard Plietzsch. 6th ed. (1st ed., 1921). Leipzig, 1951, p. 384.

Lucius Grisebach. Willem Kalf, 1619–1693. Berlin, 1974, pp. 43, 71, 81, 228–29, no. 46, pl. 38, mistakenly identifies the comestibles; dates the work to about 1643–44; finds similarities in an early Kalf in the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.

Katharine Baetjer. "Buying Pictures for New York: The Founding Purchase of 1871." Metropolitan Museum Journal 39 (2004), pp. 173, 197, 220, 245, appendix 1A no. 152, ill. p. 220 and fig. 26, gives provenance.

Walter Liedtke. Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, vol. 1, pp. 386, 388–89, no. 96, colorpl. 96, dates it about 1642–44.



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