Ary de Vois
Utrecht c. 1632 - 1680 Leiden
A Peasant Woman holding a Glass of Wine
This trony portrait was a common treatment of a simple character study, used extensively by the Leiden ‘fijnschilderij’. The toper image was repeated a number of times by de Vois and one of his finest examples is in the Rijksmuseum (SK-A-457). Usually, however, the subject would have been male. The implicit invitation from the woman urges the viewer to enjoy her hospitality – perhaps in more ways than one!
H. Blank, Newark, New Jersey, 1930;
Sotheby's, New York, 16th November 1949, lot 1;
Ex collection, Mr. Gustaaf Hamburger