Dutch School (c. 1750-1775) A black servant

This portrait of a black servant, closely resembles the servant Jean Rabo on Jacques André Joseph Aved's painting of William IV (1747), though may be dated just slightly later.[1]

The drawing tentatively attributed to Hendrik Pothoven (Amsterdam 1725-1807 Amsterdam). The handling shows great comparison to the drawing of Cupido or Sevron, servant of William V van Oranje-Nassau, present in the coll. Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam.[2][3]

Pothoven's reputation as a portrait draughtsman and painter is much appreciated as noted by van Eijnden and van der Willigen.[4]

 

 

 

 

[1] Jacques André Joseph Aved, William IV (1747). o/d, Binnenhof kunstcollectie van het Rijk. inv. no. R12776.

[2] Hendrik Pothoven (attr. to), Portrait of Cupido or Cedro, servant of William V van Oranje-Nassau. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam , inv./cat.nr 1941/T 18.

[3] R.J. te Rijdt, 'Figuurstudies door Hendrik Pothoven', Leids Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek 8 (1989), Den Haag 1990, p.345-367, cat. nr. 19, afb. 25, als: Negerbediende

[4] Roeland van Eijnden, Adriaan van der Willigen, Geschiedenis der Vaderlandsche Schilderkunst. A. Loosjes Pz., Haarlem, 1806. P. 88-90 (Vol. II).

 

 


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