Gabriel Metsu - The Duet

Literature

Catalogues raisonnés
HdG 154
Waiboer A-69

Collection catalogues
Neil MacLaren, revised and expanded by Christopher Brown, The Dutch school, 1600-1900, London, 1991, pp. 254-255, plate 216
Christopher Baker and Tom Henry, The National Gallery complete illustrated catalogue, London, 2001, p. 451

Literature
Mariët Westermann, Art & home, Zwolle, 2001, fig. 133


Provenance

Duc de Choiseul sale, Paris, 6 sqq. April 1772, nr. 20, bought by Vicomte de Choiseul
Choiseul-Praslin sale, Paris, 18 sqq. February 1793, nr. 63, bought by Paillet
Pierre Fouquet Junr sale, Amsterdam, 13 sqq. April 1801, nr. 42, bought by C.S. Roos
Paillet and Coders sale, Paris, 26 sqq. August 1801, nr. 10, bought in
Solirène sale, Paris, 11 sqq. March 1812, nr. 60, bought by Lebrun
collection of Prince de Talleyrand, Paris, apparently by 1814
in the catalogue of the [Prince de Talleyrand] sale, Paris, announced for 9 July 1817, nr. 20 but
the sale did not take place, the whole collection having been bought by William Buchanan who brought it to England
sold by Buchanan to John Webb, London, from whom it passed into the collection of Sébastien Erard, Paris
afterwards bought by John Smith
perhaps lent by (Sir) Robert Peel (Bart.) to the BI, 1823, nr. 75 or 1824, nr. 77
Robert Peel by 1833
National Gallery, London, purchased with the Peel collection, 1871
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External links

National Gallery, London Accession number NG838

Other works by Gabriël Metsu


Gabriel Metsu An Old Woman with a Book at a Window
An Old Woman with a Book at a Window

Gabriel Metsu The Sleeping Sportsman
The Sleeping Sportsman

Gabriel Metsu Girl receiving a letter
Girl receiving a letter
c. 1658

Gabriel Metsu A Young Woman seated drawing
A Young Woman seated drawing
c. 1657-59

Gabriel Metsu
The Duet
c. 1660
43 x 37.5 cm
Oil on canvas
Signed, below the window, left: G Metsu
The National Gallery, London