CORNELIS PLOOS VAN AMSTEL
1726, WEESP, NETHERLANDS – 1798, AMSTERDAM
After Rembrandt, circa 1778, a fine “Printdrawing” from the distinguished collection of Ploos who maintained several original Rembrandt sketches that are known to have come from his trove of drawings. Cornelis discovered the early transfer process that reproduced stunning, original drawing effects that were enhanced by hand-drawing by the artist in watercolors.
Cornelis Ploos van Amstel – According to the RKD, Ploos was a pupil of Norbert Van Bloemen and Jacobus Buys, and later became a member of the Amsterdam Artist Society Arte et Amicittia (De Kunstkrans). Ploos is mostly known as a collector and copyist of 17th-century artists. [Wiki]
After Rembrandt Haremsz. van Rijn, “Dutch Village”.
Purchased from famed collector, Cornelis Ploos van Amstel’s collection of Dutch Masters, thence through descent via Chalon Family, in-laws of Ploos van Amstel.
Not described in Van Huffel. No reference can be found in Van Amstel’s catalog raisonne.
10.2 cm by 18.2 cm.
Print (?) drawing (?) with hand coloring on thin tissue paper. Inscription on the verso, “Rembrandt, P i P” (Personal Plate?). Gift from the late Mr Finwley.