Gabriel Metsu

The Intruder

Gabriel Metsu - The Intruder


Catalogues raisonnťs
HdG 190
Waiboer A-84

Collection catalogues
Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., Dutch paintings of the seventeenth century, Washington; New York and Oxford, 1995, pp. 164-168
John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, New York, 1995, nr. 373

MariŽt Westermann, Art & home, Zwolle, 2001, fig. 194
Adriaan E. Waiboer, Gabriel Metsu, New Haven and London, 2010, fig. 126
Marc Restellini (ed.), Ilone et George Kremer, Paris, 2011, p. 100, fig. 3


Possibly William van Huls, London
possibly his estate sale, at his residence by Wilson, London, 6 August 1722 and days following, nr. 129
Colonel Gregory Holman Bromley Way (1766-1844), Denham Place, Buckinghamshire
sold to John Smith (1781-1855), London
sold 26 January 1830 to George John Venables-Vernon, 5th baron Vernon (1803-1866), Sudbury Hall, Derby
his sale, Christie & Manson, London, 15-16 April 1831, 2nd day, nr. 50
purchased by John Smith (1781-1855), London for Sir Charles Bagot (1781-1843)
his sale, Christie & Manson, London, 18 June 1836, nr. 56
Albertus Brondgeest (1786-1849), The Hague, buying for Baron Johan Gijsbert Verstolk van Soelen (1776-1845), The Hague
sold 1846 with the Verstolk van Soelen collection through John Chaplin, London to a consortium of Samuel Jones Loyd (1796-1883, later 1st baron Overstone), Humphrey Mildmay (1794-1853), and Thomas Baring (1799-1873), London, and Stratton Park, Hampshire
by inheritance to Baring's nephew, Thomas George Baring, 1st earl of Northbrook (1826-1904), London and Stratton Park
by inheritance to his son, Francis George Baring, 2nd earl of Northbrook (1850-1929), London and Stratton Park
sold March 1927 to Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris
sold November 1927 to Andrew W. Mellon, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.
deeded 28 December 1934 to The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh
gift 1937 to NGA

Other works by GabriŽl Metsu

Gabriel Metsu A Lady Working Lace
A Lady Working Lace

Gabriel Metsu Self-Portrait as a Painter
Self-Portrait as a Painter
c. 1659/62

Gabriel Metsu A Woman Artist (Le Corset rouge)
A Woman Artist (Le Corset rouge)
c. 1661-64

Gabriel Metsu An Old Woman Selling Game
An Old Woman Selling Game

Gabriel Metsu
The Intruder
c. 1661-63
66.7 x 59.4 cm.
Oil on panel
Signed lower center on step to bed: G. Metsu
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Andrew W. Mellon Collection