Willem Duyster

Two Men playing Tric-trac, with a Woman Scoring

c. 1625-30
Oil on oak, 41 x 67.6 cm.
National Gallery, London
Willem Duyster, Two Men playing Tric-trac, with a Woman Scoring

DUYSTER, Willem Cornelisz.
b. 1599, Amsterdam, d. 1635, Amsterdeam

Born in Amsterdam, Willem Duyster was known for painting genre scenes and portraits, often of soldiers. His work displayed an outstanding ability to paint textiles, accurately portray his subjects, and to depict relationships between his characters. Had he not died from the plague in 1635, scholars believe he would have become an extremely accomplished and admired artist.