(Amsterdam 1619 – 1688)
Company of peasants with a violinist in a tavern
Signed and dated 1650 on the stool l.r.
Oil on panel, 45.2 x 57.4 cm
– Auction Uppsala Auktionskammare, 25 May 2003, lot 47 (ill).
– Private collection, Göteborg.
– Auction Crafoord Auktioner, Lund, 8 May 2010, lot 12 (ill).
– Private collection, The Netherlands.
Registered with the RKD (Netherlands Institute for Art History) under the above mentioned description, artwork number 56391.
Philips Koninck received his education from his brother Jacob Koninck in Rotterdam. Circa 1640, the year he married, he moved to Amsterdam. It is possibly he was active in the studio of Rembrandt. He almost certainly belonged to his circle of friends. In his early works the influence of rembrandt is clearly visible. Koninck is nowadays mainly known for his landscapes, although in his own time his genre works and portraits were more popular. His portraits were praised for their likeness and vivacity.