Interior of a Dutch Kitchen, after Willem Kalf

Jules-Ferdinand Jacquemart French
After Willem Kalf Dutch
Publisher P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.

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The murky darkness of Kalf’s "Interior of a Kitchen" (71.69) posed a challenge to Jacquemart, who made this etching after it for a portfolio of prints celebrating the founding collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In his review of the plate, the British critic Philip Gilbert Hamerton called it "one of the cleverest in the whole set" and noted the care the etcher had taken to "make things clear just to the degree which the painter intended, and no further." Today the print reveals more of the composition than is visible in the painting, which has likely darkened over time.

Interior of a Dutch Kitchen, after Willem Kalf, Jules-Ferdinand Jacquemart (French, Paris 1837–1880 Paris), Etching, second state of three (Gonse)

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