Jacob Duck

(? Utrecht c. 1600 - 1667 Utrecht)

An Ensign seated in a Guardroom with Officers playing Cards

Signed and dated, lower centre: J.Duck.1655.
Oil on canvas, 27⅛ x 23¾ ins. (69 x 60.3 cm)
Framed: 34¼ x 31 x 3 ins. (87 x 78.8 x 6.5 cm)
VP5093


Provenance

Jacques Lenglier (1732-1814), France
His sale, Chez M. M. Lebrun and Brullé, Paris, 24 April 1786, lot 97, as F. le Duc
Marie Françoise Lenglier, née Thomazet, (d. 1788)
Her deceased sale, Lebrun, Paris, 10 March 1788, lot 121, as Jean le Duc, where acquired by
The Fontaine collection
(Possibly) with Alfred Stange, Paris, July 1950
Art Market, Paris, circa 1950, where acquired by a private collector, and by whom sold
Anonymous sale, Christie’s, Amsterdam, 8 November 1999, lot 95, where acquired by
J. E. Safra, New York, until 2024
Anonymous sale, Christie’s, New York, 31 January 2024, lot 55. 


Literature

J. Castagno, Old Masters: Signatures and Monograms, 1400-born 1800, London, 1996, p. 72, signature illustrated in facsimile.
M. C. C. Kersten, 'Interieurstukken met soldaten tussen circa 1625 en 1660. Een verkenning', in Beelden van een Strijd, Oorlog en kunst vooe de Vrede van Munster 1621-1648, Delft, 1998, p. 212, note 104.
N. Salomon, Jacob Duck and the gentrification of Dutch Genre Painting, W. Liedke ed., Ghent, 1998, pp. 33, 37, 64 and 156, no. 66, fig. 2.
W. Liedke, A View of Delft. Vermeer and his contemporaries, Zwolle, 2000, p. 172, fig. 232
J. Rosen, Soldiers at Leisure: The Guardroom Scene in Dutch Genre Painting of the Golden Age, Amsterdam, 2010, p. 122 and 125, fig. 105.
J. Rosen, Jacob Duck c. 1600-1667: Catalogue Raisonné, Amsterdam, 2017, pp. 41, 44, 152-153, cat. no. 47 (illustrated in colour).