Signed 'A de Visser' (lower right)
Graphite, grey wash
300 x 450 mm. (11 x 17 in.)
The artist was a pupil of Balthasar-Paul Ommeganck-see Henricus Josephus Antonissen, number 23, for more details. De Visser was also a pupil of Johannes Petrus van Horstock (1745-1825) in Alkmaar. Hendrik Reekers, father Johannes was also a pupil of Horstock. De Visser also worked as a portraitist. De Visser also worked as a portraitist and miniaturist1.
A drawing of a comparable subject is in the British Museum2. I am grateful to Charles Dumas for supplying the provenance.
1.P.J.J. van Thiel, All the paintings in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 1976, p. 767.
2.A.M. Hind, Catalogue of Drawings by Dutch & Flemish artists preserved in the department of Prints & Drawings in the British Museum, vol. IV, London, 1931, p. 186.