Samuel van Hoogstraten

(1627 - Dordrecht - 1678)

A Portrait of Sir Norton Knatchbull, 1st Bt (1601-1684)

Signed, dated, and inscribed lower left: AET65 1667 /SvH:
and later inscribed: Sir Norton Knatchbull Bar / ob 1684
Oil on canvas, 82⅛ x 51¾ ins. (208.5 x 131.5 cm)


Sold to the Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht

Commissioned from the artist by the sitter, 1667
By descent within the Knatchbull family at Mersham le Hatch, Kent
The Family Collection of the late Countess Mountbatten of Burma, 2021


Inventory, 1749, in the hall [at Mersham le Hatch]
Catalogue of Portraits, 1920, no. 20 [at Mersham le Hatch]
A. Bolten, ‘Mersham le Hatch”, Country Life, 26 March 1921, photographed in the dining room, p. 371
A. Tipping, English Homes, Late Georgian, 1760-1820, London, 1926, in situ, p. 131
C. Hussey, English Country Houses. Mid Georgian 1760-1800, London, 1984, in situ. p. 102
H. Knatchbull-Hugessen, Kentish Family, London 1960, p. 56, reproduced opposite p. 17
E. Waterhouse, The Dictionary of 16th and 17th Century British Portraiture, Woodbridge, 1988, p. 131.
W. Sumowski, Die Gemälde der Rembrandt-Schüler, 5 vols., Landau, 1983-90, vol. 2, no. 865
M. Roscam Abbing, “Jan van Hoogstraten: Leering van Rembrandt”, Kroniek van het Rembrandthuis 41, no. 1, 1989, no. 31
C. Brusati, Artifice and Illusion: The Art and Writing of Samuel van Hoogstraten, Chicago & London, 1995, pp. 97, 102, 350, no. 21, illustrated in black and white fig. 63.