"Jacob Duck (circa 1600-1667) Sleeping A Prostitute In A Guard Post C. 1660"
JACOB DUCK (circa 1600-1667) Sleeping a prostitute in a guardhouse c. 1660 Oil on wood 28.5 x 34.5 cm Provenance: Pescheteau-Badin-Godeau & Leroy, 23.06.1995 Paris, n ° 92; Christie's, 11.12.1986, London, Old Master Pictures, lot n ° 91 The painting is classified at the RKD Den Haag (Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie- Original location BD / RKD / 0554 - ONS / Genre 1: Soldier's Life (img.nr. 0000145958) as a handmade work by Jacob Duck and dated there around 1660. Jacob Duck (* circa 1600; † January 22, 1667 in Utrecht) Duck was active in Haarlem around 1630-50 and painted in the style of Dirk Hals and A. Palamedesz Most of his paintings represent scenes from the life of a soldier or simple scenes of society. They are conscientious treatment, fine coloring and above all virtuoso in the reproduction of brilliant fabrics. often in public and private collections, the Galerie zu Gotha has five, the Liechtenstein Collection in Vienna four.