Antonie Palamedesz

Seated Cavalier with a Sword and a Raised Glass

Brush and brown oil paint heightened with white gouache, 20.5 x 15.5 cm.
University of Leiden, Pretenkabinet
Seated Cavalier with a Sword and a Raised Glass, Antonie Palamedesz

Delft 1601–Amsterdam 1673

Dutch portrait and genre painter, active mainly in his native Delft. He was a pupil of Miereveld and Dirk Hals and his paintings resemble those of his masters—his portraits rather wooden, his 'merry company' groups of soldiers, cavaliers, and their ladies livelier and pleasantly colored. His younger brother Palamedes I Palamedesz. (1607–1638) and his nephew Palamedes II Palamedesz. (1633–1705) were both painters.