Pieter van Slingelandt (Dutch, Leiden 1640–1691 Leiden)
ca. 1670 or slightly later
Oil on wood
14 1/2 x 11 3/4 in. (36.8 x 29.8 cm)
Not on view
A pendant Portrait of a Woman is in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin.
Inscription: Signed (lower left): P·V· Slingeland fecit
the sitter, Johan Hulshout, Leiden (about 1670–d. 1687); his son, Johannes Hulshout, Leiden (1687–d. 1713); his daughter, Anna Hulshout, Leiden (1713–d. 1766); her daughter, Elisabeth Dorothea de Raet, Leiden (1766–d. 1780); her widower, baron Nicolaes van den Boetzelaer, Leiden (1780–d. 1796); their daughter, Magdalena Anna Elisabeth van den Boetzelaer, Leiden (1796–d. 1808); her daughter, baroness Diederica Catharina van Slingelandt, Leiden (1808–d. 1838); her widower, Daniël Hooft, Leiden (1838–d. 1860; his estate sale, Amsterdam, October 30, 1860, no. 2, as "Portrait en pied d'un magistrat," for 445 florins to Brack); J. P. Gilkinet, Liège (until 1863; his sale, Hôtel des Commissaires-Priseurs, Paris, April 18, 1863, no. 38, as "Portrait d'un magistrat," for Fr 700); comte Cornet de Ways Ruart, Brussels (until d. 1870); [Étienne Le Roy, Brussels, and Léon Gauchez, Paris, 1870]; William T. Blodgett, Paris (from 1870; sold half share to Johnston); William T. Blodgett, Paris, and John Taylor Johnston, New York (1870–71; sold to MMA)
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.
F[ritz von]. Harck. "Berichte und Mittheilungen aus Sammlungen und Museen, über staatliche Kunstpflege und Restaurationen, neue Funde: Aus amerikanischen Galerien." Repertorium für Kunstwissenschaft 11 (1888), p. 76.
C[ornelis]. Hofstede de Groot. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century. Ed. Edward G. Hawke. Vol. 5, London, 1913, pp. 460–61, no. 144; p. 464, no. 156, catalogues it as two separate pictures: no. 144, as "Portrait of a Dutch Burgomaster," in the Metropolitan Museum, and no. 156, as "Portrait of a Councillor," in the Hooft and Gilkinet sales.
Millia Davenport. The Book of Costume. New York, 1948, vol. 2, pp. 629–30, no. 1677, ill. (cropped).
Edith Appleton Standen. "The Grandeur of Lace." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 16 (January 1958), p. 160, ill. (detail), identifies the lace of the collar as Venetian gros point.
Peter C. Sutton. A Guide to Dutch Art in America. Grand Rapids, Mich., 1986, p. 184.
Homan Potterton. Dutch Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Paintings in the National Gallery of Ireland: A Complete Catalogue. Dublin, 1986, pp. 142–43, under no. 267, fig. 215, as a pendant to Slingeland's "Portrait of a Lady" in the National Gallery of Ireland.
R. E. O. Ekkart. "Twee Portretten door Pieter van Slingelandt." Leids Jaarboekje (1992), pp. 92–98, ill., identifies the sitter as Johan Hulshout (1623–1687) and the sitter in the pendant in the National Gallery of Ireland as his wife Anna Splinter (born about 1630, died 1694); gives the complete provenance of the pictures; dates them about 1670.
Rudolf E. O. Ekkart inHet Rapenburg: Geschiedenis van een Leidse gracht. Ed. Th. H. Lunsingh Scheurleer et al. Vol. 6a, Het Rijck van Pallas. Leiden, 1992, p. 27, fig. 18 (with pendant).
Katharine Baetjer. "Buying Pictures for New York: The Founding Purchase of 1871." Metropolitan Museum Journal 39 (2004), pp. 197, 203–4, 245, appendix 1A no. 67, ill.
Walter Liedtke. Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, vol. 2, pp. 825–27, no. 192, colorpl. 192.
The pendant to this portrait, of the sitter's wife, Anna Splinter (born about 1630, died 1694), is in the National Gallery of Ireland. The couple married in 1650. The two portraits date from about 1670 or slightly later.