Young Woman Holding a Candle in a Bedchamber

Artist: Nicholas Verkolje (Dutch, Delft 1673–1746 Amsterdam)

Artist: After Godfried Schalcken (Dutch, Made 1643–1706 The Hague)

Date: n.d.

Medium: Mezzotint

Dimensions: 12 13/16 x 9 13/16 in. (32.5 x 25 cm)

Classification: Prints

Credit Line: The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1968

Accession Number: 68.753.1


Verkolje, a painter of portraits and subject pictures active in Amsterdam, learned mezzotint printmaking from his father. In the present work, he reproduced a design by Schalcken, a Dutch painter and etcher celebrated throughout Europe for his depiction of artificial light. (During an extended sojourn in London, from 1692 to 1697, Schalcken famously painted King William III by candlelight.)