Dutch School, ca. 1750-1775 Portrait of an unidentified black servant

This portrait of a 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 handling shows great comparison to Hendrik Pothoven's (Amsterdam 1725-1807 Amsterdam) drawing of Cupido or Sevron, servant of William V van Oranje-Nassau, present in the coll. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam.[2]


[1] Jacques André Joseph Camellot Aved (Douai 1702-1766 Paris), Portrait of Willem IV van Oranje-Nassau (1711-1751), with a servant. Oil on canvas, 295 x 172 cm. Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, inv. no. R12776

[2] Hendrik Pothoven (Amsterdam 1725/28-1807 Amsterdam), Portrait of Cupido or Cedron, servant of William V van Oranje-Nassau. Black chalk, heightened with white on blue prepared paper, 290 x 202 mm.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, inv./cat.nr 1941/T 18

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