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Courtship, ca. 1665

  • Caspar Netscher, Dutch, ca. between 1636 and 1639 - 1684

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 19 1/4 × 17 1/4 inches (48.9 × 43.8 cm)
  • 26 1/4 × 24 1/4 × 2 7/8 inches (66.7 × 61.6 × 7.3 cm)

Bequest of Alfred J. Fisher


On View

  • Dutch Golden Age S380


European Painting

Signed, center left on base of column: G Netscher

January 11, 1773, sold by (Basan, Paris, France) auction Lebrun, lot 13 [for 2,100 livres]

Ralph Bernal (London, England)

May 8, 1823, sold by (Christie's, London, England) auction Bernal, lot 27

1929, (Howard Young Galleries, New York, New York, USA) no. 8293

Mr. & Mrs. Alfred J. Fisher (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

1967-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

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attributed to Caspar Netscher, Courtship, ca. 1665, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Bequest of Alfred J. Fisher, 67.114.