Tako Hajo Jelgersma

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Tako Hajo Jelgersma
Portrait of Izaak van der Vinne Drawing at a Table in an Interior
Red and black chalk on vellum.
11 1/8 x 8 1/4 inches (282 x 210 mm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George L.K. Frelinghuysen in honor of Charles E. Pierce, Jr.

In ink, "Oúd 70 jaaren. 10 Maanden Izaäk van der Vinne. Figuur Snyder. Ao 1736. 8/24."

Sale, Amsterdam, Christie's, 9 November 1998, lot 233 (with etching); Mr. and Mrs. George L.K. Frelinghuysen, New York.

Tako Hajo Jelgersma trained with the marine painter Wigerus Vitringa (1657-1721) but worked primarily as a portraitist in Haarlem. This portrait, delicately executed in chalk on vellum, depicts a fellow Haarlem artist Izaak van der Vinne (1665-1740). In an interior space defined by shades of gray, the sitter appears with the implements of his trade, pausing from work to look directly at his portraitist. The firm countenance of the old man is rendered in predominantly red chalk and framed by the brim of his black hat and soft masses of white curly hair. Nearly twenty years later, this portrait was etched by one of Jelgersma's students, Cornelis van Noorde (1731-1795), a print of which is also in the collection (2007.98).

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Frelinghuysen, George L. K., former owner.
Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney, former owner.

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