About this artwork
This sensitive and evocative drawing relates closely to a painting of the same subject. The artist lightly applied black chalk to capture the facial features and hair of his sitter. Compared to the passage’s precision, the rest of the composition adopts a relatively abstract style. For example, the violin is only schematically described in outlines, and the viewer is left to imagine the bow that the figure should be holding in his right hand.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Pieter Cornelisz. van Slingeland
- Violin Player
- Artist's working dates 1650–1699
- Black chalk, ruled in pen and brown ink, on ivory laid paper
- Inscribed verso, upper left, in pen and light brown ink :”Mieris f."; lower left, in graphite: "N. 6"
- 113 × 101 mm
- Gift of Richard and Mary L. Gray