Amsterdam 1624 – 1700 Amsterdam
The Prodigal Son chased away from the brothel by the harlots
Oil on canvas : 66,9 X 83,9 cm
Signed and dated bottom right “Doomer. f./1695”
Frame : 83,5 X 100 cm
Our painting was listed in the artist’s inventory made 15 July 1700 following his death, under no. 36
By the end of the 17th century the expulsion of the Prodigal Son from the brothel has been treated by Lambert Doomer, no longer as a moralizing subject, but as an entertaining genre scene. He actually painted it for his own home in Amsterdam; when he passed away five/six years later it was still there and listed by the notary in his inventory.
- by Wolfgang Schulz, “Lambert Doomer als Maler”, in Oud Holland, Volume 92, no. 2, 1978, P. 102, cat. no. XVIII, reproduced P. 86, fig. 14;
- by Werner Sumowski in “Gemälde der Rembrandt-Schüler” Volume I, 1983, P. 466, no. 219, with black and white photograph;
- under the redaction of Martine Gosselink and Jannet de Goede, in “At Home in the Golden Age”, P. 102, no. 100, with colour photograph
- Rotterdam, Kunsthal, “Thuis in de Gouden Eeuw. Kleine Meesterwerken uit de Sor Russche Collectie” (“At Home in the Golden Age”), 9/02/08 – 18/05/08
- Utrecht, Museum Catharijneconvent, Thuis in de Bijbel: Oude Meesters, Grote Verhalen, 8/02/14 – 1008/14.
Price : on request