Willem Drost

1633-1659 Netherlands-Baroque Dutch-Golden Age

 

Brief Biography-Willem Drost was a history painter and portraitist. It is thought he was born in Amsterdam of German descent, however it is only speculation. He was a disciple of Rembrandt whom strongly influenced his work. A number of his works have been attributed to Rembrandt, but some are still in dispute. He travelled to Rome where he became acquainted with Johann Carl Loth and other Dutch artists, including Lieve Verschuier. Loth also had an influence on his work, which has been said to be of superior quality to that of Rembrandt. He died in Rome in 1659.

 

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Bathsheba

Bathsheba Holding the Letter of King David


A Man

Bust of a Man Wearing a Large Brimmed Hat


Man in Red

Man in a red Kolpak


Old Woman

Old Woman at Window of the Palais des Beaux-arts de-Lille


A Lady

Portrait of a Lady


A Man

Portrait of a Man


The Sibyl

The Sibyl


Daniel

The Vision of Daniel

portrait of a
young man

portrait of a young man

 


self portrait

self portrait

timothy
and lois

timothy and lois