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Violin Player

A work made of black chalk, ruled in pen and brown ink, on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of black chalk, ruled in pen and brown ink, on ivory laid paper.

Date:

mid-17th century

Artist:

Unknown artist
Dutch, active in Leiden, mid-17th century

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.

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Artist

Pieter Cornelisz. van Slingeland

Title

Violin Player

Origin

Netherlands

Date

Artist's working dates 1650–1699

Medium

Black chalk, ruled in pen and brown ink, on ivory laid paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed verso, upper left, in pen and light brown ink :”Mieris f."; lower left, in graphite: "N. 6"

Dimensions

113 x 101 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Richard and Mary L. Gray

Reference Number

2019.867

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