26. [Dutch school]

Circle of QUAST, Pieter Jansz.

Tavern scene.

Amsterdam, c. 1640

Drawing, pen and brush, watercolour and grey gouache, 25,4 x 29,3 cm, prepared paper, unsigned (waterstaining at lower right edge, foxing, min. def. at arm of left figure, minor tear at lower edge).

Stuck under passe-partout, under gilt wooden frame (not studied outside frame).

An inn scene with three men and an old woman. The man on the left is seduced by the elderly woman, while the pipe-smoking man on the foregound gazes at the beholder. Both theme and drawing style are reminiscent to that of Pieter Jansz. Quast or his workshop.

€ 500 / 600

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