Willem Cornelisz. Duyster

(1599 - Amsterdam - 1635)

A Musical Party

Oil on panel, 15¾ x 24⅞ ins. (39.9 x 63.3 cm)
Framed:23½ x 32⅜ ins. (59.8 x 82.3 cm)
Dateable c. 1629


Lenglart collection, Lille, by 1901
L. Jacobs-Havenith collection, Antwerp
J. Jacobs van Merlen collection, Veere, the Netherlands
Anonymous sale ('Greif'), London, Sotheby's, 12 December 1984, lot 63, for £82,000
Private collection, Florida
With Colnaghi, London, 2003
With David Wade Fine Art, Yorkshire;
Where acquired by the previous owner, private collection, United Kingdom
Anon. sale, Sotheby’s, London, 6 December 2023, lot 27


C. Hofstede de Groot, ‘Kritische opmerkingen omtrent oud-Hollandsche schilderijen in onze musea: II’, Oud Holland, vol. 19, no. 3, 1901, pp. 135–6
P.C. Sutton, 'Recent Patterns of Public and Private Collecting of Dutch Art', in B. Broos (ed.), Great Dutch Paintings from America, exh. cat., San Francisco and The Hague 1990, p. 115, reproduced fig. 17
P.C. Sutton, 'Willem Cornelisz. Duyster, Musical Company', in Colnaghi: Old Master Paintings and Drawings , exh. cat., London 2003, pp. 44–47, no. 9, reproduced in colour.


London, Colnaghi, Old Master Paintings and Drawings, 2003, no. 9.