Young Man Seated at a Table
Pieter Jansz. Quast (Dutch, 1605 or 1606–1647)
Borderline: 16.3 x 13 cm (6 7/16 x 5 1/8 in.) Sheet: 19.4 x 15.2 cm (7 5/8 x 6 in.)
Medium or Technique
Graphite and brush with gray ink on vellum
Not On View
This was formerly a leaf of an album. The upper, right, and lower edges are stained red. The left edge has stiching holes.
The figure holds a pair of riding spurs while reading a book. On the table are a skull and an inkwell.
Signed recto upper right: Pieter Quast/1638
Verso upper right in pen and brown ink: 1.
Sotheby Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 16 November, 1981, lot 1 (cat. 336); S. Henk J. Stokking C.V., Amsterdam; purchased September 1983
Lucy Dalbiac Luard Fund