Jacob TOORNVLIET - 1635 - 1719
Man and a Boy Playing Instruments
Dutch School

Red chalk and various watercolours

22.0 X 31.5 cm

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No. 31 from his sketchbook, dated 1704



Jacob Toornvliet, born in Leyden in 1635, was a pupil of his father Abraham. He travelled to Rome in 1670 and became a member of the "bent" (an association of Dutch painters studying and working in Rome). He spent a few years in Venice, married, and by 1678 was active in Vienna. In 1686 he was accepted into the Artists Guild of Leyden and became its head in 1703, a position he maintained until his death, sixteen years later.

Examples of his work are to be found in the Rijksmuseum, the Louvre, the Albertina and other important European museums.

Literature :
Galdy Galleries, "Sketchbook by J. Toornvliet dated 1704". New York, 1983, pl.31.

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