A Mother Showing Her Weeping Son His Shoe of Switches

Object Details

Title:

A Mother Showing Her Weeping Son His Shoe of Switches

Artist/Maker:

Cornelis Troost (Dutch, 1696 - 1750)

Culture:

Dutch

Place:

Netherlands (Place created)

Date:

mid-18th century

Medium:

Black chalk and gray wash, heightened with white on gray-brown paper

Object Number:

2008.33

Dimensions:

39.2 × 23.6 cm (15 7/16 × 9 5/16 in.)

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Cornelis Troost built his reputation on delightful depictions of everyday life. This drawing captures a poignant moment during a celebration of the feast of Saint Nicholas (Sinterklaas), a Dutch holiday. Troost depicted a displeased boy who receives switches in his shoes instead of gifts and candy.

Provenance
1843

Unknown [sold, Rotterdam, October 18, 1843, lot A62, to Hoogeway.]

1843

Hoogeway
Source: Annotated auction catalog, Rijksmuseum Library: Lamme, Dirk A. Catalogus van eene aanzienlijke verzameling schilderijen door oude en hedendeaagsche meesters, als mede teekeningen en prenten […] (Rotterdam: 1843), p. 21.

before 1845 - 1847

Johan Gijsbert, baron Verstolk van Soelen, 1776 - 1845 [sold, Johan Gijsbert Baron Verstolk van Soelen sale, Amsterdam, March 22, 1847, lot T620 to Roos.]

1847

Roos
Source: Annotated auction catalog, RKD: Vries, Jérome de... Corneille François Roos. Catalogue du célèbre cabinet de dessins, laissé par feu son excellence Monsieur Jean Gisbert Baron Verstolk de Soelen [...] (Amsterdam: G. Lamberts, 1847), p. 88.

1867

Anna Henriette Elisabeth, baroness van Pallandt, Dutch, 1785 - 1866 (Klarenbeck, the Netherlands) [sold, Amsterdam, November 4, 1867, lot 43, to Jonkers.]

1867

Jonkers
Source: Annotated auction catalog, RKD: Catalogue de dessins, anciens et modernes, gravures et eaux fortes […] (Amsterdam: Brakke Grond, 1867), p. 4.

by 1871

William Mayor, British, died 1874

by 1877

Jeffrey Whitehead, British, born around 1832
Source: Winter Exhibition of Drawings by the Old Masters and Watercolor Drawings by Deceased Artists of the British School, exh. cat. (London: Grosvenor Gallery, with Chatto & Windus, 1877), p. 139.

1949

Private Collection [sold, Maurice Delacre and others sale, Gutekunst and Klipstein, Berne, June 21-22, 1949, lot 688.]

1956

Private Collection [sold, Munich, April 17-18, 1956, lot 189, to a private collector.]

1956-

Private Collection, by descent within the family.

-2008

Private Collection, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Exhibitions
Winter Exhibition (1877-78) of Drawings by the Old Masters, and Water-colour Drawings by Deceased Artists of the British School (1877 to 1878)
  • Grosvenor Gallery (London), 1877 to 1878
Drawing Life: The Dutch Visual Tradition (November 24, 2009 to February 28, 2010)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), November 24, 2009 to February 28, 2010
Bibliography

Lamme, Dirk A. Catalogus van eene aanzienlijke verzameling schilderijen door oude en hedendeaagsche meesters, als mede teekeningen en prenten […] (Rotterdam: 1843), p. 21, Kunstboek A, no. 62.

Vries, Jérome de, Albert Brondgeest, and Corneille François Roos. Catalogue du célèbre cabinet de dessins, laissé par feu son excellence Monsieur Jean Gisbert Baron Verstolk de Soelen [...] (Amsterdam: G. Lamberts, 1847), p. 88, no. 620.

Roos, C.F., W.J.M. Engelberts, A.J. & Dirk A. Lamme, and C.F. Roos, Jr. Catalogue de dessins, anciens et modernes, gravures et eaux fortes, galeries, musées, livres sur les arts et tableaux [...] (Amsterdam: Brakke Grond, 1867), p. 4, no. 43.

Ver Huell, A., Cornelis Troost en zijn werken (Amsterdam, Gebroeders Binger, 1873), p. 113, no. 620.

Mayor, William. A Brief Chronological Description of a collection of Original Drawings and Sketches, by the most celebrated masters of the different schools of Europe [...] (London, 1874; reprinted 1877), p. 139, no. 1106.

Winter Exhibition of Drawings by the Old Masters and Watercolor Drawings by Deceased Artists of the British School, exh. cat. (London: Grosvenor Gallery, with Chatto & Windus, 1877), p. 139, no. 1106.

Catalogue L. Dessins anciens et modernes première partie composant la collection de feu Maurice Delacre [...] (Berne: Gutekunst and Klipstein, 1949), p. 69, no. 688.

Karl and Faber. Alte Meister 15. – 17. Jahrhunderts. (Munich: 1956), p. 42, lot 189.

Niemeijer, J. W. Cornelis Troost 1696-1750 (Assen: Van Gorcum & Comp. B.V., 1973), p. 326, no. 609T.