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Willem de Poorter

(Dutch 1608–1660)


Oil on Panel,
69.2cm x 55.9cm (27.2in x 22in)

Willem de Poorter (1608–1668) was a Dutch Golden Age painter. According to Houbraken he painted a very good Queen of Sheba, but he painted mostly still life.

His surviving paintings today are mainly small historical allegories and still life with metal objects. Though he has been considered in the past by (some) 19th century historians to have been a pupil of Rembrandt, he in fact lived and worked in Haarlem, not Amsterdam.

De Poorter later influenced Hendrick Martensz Sorgh.

The Artwork was taken to auction at Sotheby’s London on 24 April 2008.