Portrait of a Member of the Van der Mersch Family, Cornelis Troost, 1736

Portrait of a Member of the Van der Mersch Family, Cornelis Troost, 1736

oil on panel, h 72cm × w 57cm. More details

This portrait invites us to enter the room and enjoy art and music with this gentleman. Typical of the 18th century is the lack of distance between sitter and viewer: the likeness is not intimidating. We stand face to face with a cheerful young man, member of a wealthy Mennonite family from Amsterdam. The visit has caught him unawares: on his shoulder are traces of powder spilled while he powdered his wig.

On display in room 1.1 Cornelis Troost Rococo Masterpieces

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