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

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About the Work

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.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Portrait of Pieter Six with a Servant Bearing Hunting Booty
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert neben der rechten Hand an der Tischkante: CNetscher 1677.

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1839

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 61B2(SIX, Pieter)12(+54) historical person (SIX, Pieter) - historical person (SIX, Pieter) in a double-portrait (+ three-quarter length portrait)
  • 31A235(+4) sitting figure (+ three-quarter view)
  • 42F53 manservant, footman
  • 43C11311 hunting trophies
Secondary
  • 25F38(PARTRIDGE)(+63) walker and runner birds: partridge (+ dying animal; death of animal; dead animal)
  • 41A431 carpet, rug
  • 41A422 hangings and drapery
  • 48C24 piece of sculpture, reproduction of a piece of sculpture
  • 92D1916 cupids: 'amores', 'amoretti', 'putti'
  • 48A9831 foliage, tendrils, branches ~ ornament
  • 48C514 picture, painting
  • 48C5156 frame of painting, etc.
  • 73C7221 the woman of Samaria (John 4:4-42)

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16.09.2019