Knight Vanquishing Time, Death, and Monstrous Demons

Philips Wouwerman (Dutch, 1619–1668)


65.7 x 48 cm (25 7/8 x 18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Oil on panel

Not On View






Lower left: PHILS:W / 1662 (PHILS in monogram); Upper right, on crown: AVGVSTA PER / ANGUSTA; Center, on shield: PER VARIOS CASUS / ET TOT DISCRIMINA / RERUM/ TENDITUR AD / SUPEROS


June 4, 1727, anonymous sale, Amsterdam, lot 15, sold for 90 florins [see note 1]. By 1752, Gerret Braamcamp (d. 1771), Amsterdam; July 31, 1771, Braamcamp estate sale, Amsterdam, lot 277, to Pierre Fouquet for 760 florins [see note 2]. François Tronchin (b. 1704 - d. 1798), Geneva; March 27, 1801, posthumous Tronchin sale, Constantin, Paris, lot 219, bought in by Jacques Eynard for 4400 fr., and remained with the family [see note 3]; by descent within the Tronchin family, Château de Bessinge, Geneva; 1938, acquired by Xavier Givaudan, Geneva; by inheritance to Claude Givaudan, Geneva and Paris [see note 4]. June 28, 1980, anonymous (Givaudan?) sale, Hôtel des Ventes, Paris, lot 135, to Galerie Hoogsteder, The Hague; 1981, sold by Hoogsteder to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 15, 1981)

[1] The provenance is based upon information in "De Genève à l'Ermitage: Les collections de François Tronchin" (Geneva: Musée Rath, June 21-September 15, 1974), p. 146, cat. no. 293. [2] Sold with a pendant also by Wouwerman (representing St. George; presently Musée d'art et d'histoire, Geneva, inv. no. 1942-29). [3] Jacques Eynard was a banker who seems have bought in objects at this sale on behalf of the family. [4] It was in his possession in 1974, when he lent it to the Musée Rath, Geneva (as above, n. 1).

Credit Line

Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund