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Lot 1062 Dα

Jan Olis - The Last Drop

Auction 1040 - overview Cologne
15.11.2014, 11:00 - Old Master Paintings and Drawings, Sculptures
Estimate: 6.000 € - 7.000 €
Result: 7.440 € (incl. premium)

Jan Olis

The Last Drop

Oil on panel. 28 x 35.5 cm (oval).

Jan Olis was primarily known for his merry company scenes of soldiers smoking and drinking, to which the motif of this work presents a contrast. It shows a man alone in a room, examining the ceramic mug which he has evidently emptied. The figure of the crouching drinker is elegantly framed by the oval composition. Jan Olis was born circa 1610 in the southern Dutch town of Gorinchem (Gorkum), and later worked in Dordrecht, The Hague and Rotterdam. A signed painting indicates that he was also active in Rome in 1631.


Private ownership, Lorraine.