Master PS was a Dutch painter from the third quarter of the 17th century
A trompe l’oeil cupboard still life with several letters, a pocket watch,
a jug and a partly pulled aside curtain
Oil on canvas : 55,0 X 82,1 cm
Traces of a signature bottom right
Dated on a letter upper left side “166.”
(the last digit is “hidden” by the left metal bar)
Frame : 63,5 X 90,1 cm
I would like to thank Dr. Fred Meijer, formerly with the RKD The Hague, who has given the attribution
Apart from this trompe l’oeil there is only one more painting known
by this Dutch painter; both paintings date from the 1660s. It is not known which name his initials “P… S…” stand for. Each painting shows a refined composition, a view of a leaded window of a
cupboard with letters and objects.
Judging by the content of the letters our painter might have been active in The Hague and/or Breda.