Portrait of Pieter Six with a Servant Bearing Hunting Booty, Caspar Netscher
Caspar Netscher
Portrait of Pieter Six with a Servant Bearing Hunting Booty
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Caspar Netscher

Portrait of Pieter Six with a Servant Bearing Hunting Booty, 1677


Dimensions
47.8 x 39.7 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
885
Acquisition
Acquired in 1839
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters, room 7

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Caspar Netscher portrayed Dutch ‘high society’. Although often painted by the same compositional formula, his small portraits possess a distinctly elegant quality. Pieter Six was the nephew of Rembrandt’s patron Jan Six. At twenty-two, he was just embarking on his career when he commissioned this likeness. Artworks, precious fabrics and an Oriental rug testify to his wealth. The two dead partridges in the servant’s hand are also a status symbol. Hunting was a privilege associated with a title of nobility, which could be purchased by rich burghers.

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28.05.2024