Interior with Soldiers and Women

Object Details


Interior with Soldiers and Women


Jacob Duck (Dutch, about 1600 - 1667)




about 1650


Oil on panel


42.9 x 61.6 cm (16 7/8 x 24 1/4 in.)

Credit Line:

Gift of J. Paul Getty

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Framed by an arched doorway, two soldiers sit smoking, drinking, and chatting with a young woman who sits casually on tiled steps. Behind the woman, a warm light enters to permeate the setting and the objects and figures within. To the right, another woman descends a dark staircase and prepares to enter the room. In the foreground a jumble of objects--rifles, armor, a drum, a pipe, an overturned pail, and yellow drapery--form a more complicated still life grouping. On the back wall, a wooden rack holds pewter plates, crockery, and spoons. This genre scene, an unidealized view of everyday life illustrates Jacob Duck's shrewd observation of costumes, setting, and objects, as well as his ability to render the surfaces of metal, stone, cloth, and wood.

- 1793

Duc de Choiseul-Praslin (Paris, France) [sold, Choiseul-Praslin sale, Paillet, Paris, February 18, 1793, lot 114, to Alexandre Joseph Paillet.]

1793 -

Alexandre-Joseph Paillet, 1743 - 1814 (Paris, France)

Comte Henri de Greffulhe, 1848 - 1932

by 1910 - 1911

Adolphe Schloss, 1842 - 1910 (Paris, France), by inheritance to his wife, Lucie Schloss, 1911.

1911 - 1939

Lucie (Haas) Schloss, 1858 - 1938 (Paris, France), by inheritance to her children, Lucien Schloss, Henri Schloss, Raymond Schloss, and Mrs. Prosper-Émile (Schloss) Weil, 1939.

1939 - 1943

Lucien Schloss, 1881 - 1962 (Chambon, France)

and Henri Schloss, 1882 - 1964 (Chambon, France)

and Raymond Schloss (Chambon, France)

and Juliette (Schloss) Weil, born 1885 (Chambon, France), looted by the Vichy Government of France, 1943.


In the possession of the Vichy Government of France (Chambon, France; Paris, France), sequestered by the French State Museums at the Musée du Louvre, 1943.

1943 - 1945

Musée du Louvre (Paris, France), restituted to the Adolphe Schloss Family, 1945.

1945 - 1951

Schloss Family (Paris, France) [sold, Schloss sale, Galerie Charpentier, Rheims & Baudoin, Paris, December 5, 1951, lot 18, to Rosenberg & Stiebel, Incorporated.]


Rosenberg & Stiebel, Inc. (New York, New York), sold to J. Paul Getty, 1951.

1951 - 1970

J. Paul Getty, American, 1892 - 1976 (Malibu, California; Sutton Place, Surrey, England), donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1970.

Loan Exhibition of Dutch Paintings G.[sic] Paul Getty Collection (1952)
  • Los Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art, (Los Angeles), 1952
Baroque Masters from the J. Paul Getty Museum (February 26 to March 30, 1973) (Cat. 13)
  • California State University, (Northridge), February 26 to March 30, 1973