on the easel willem drost by andre romijn

This is a detail from the painting “Bathsheba” by Willem Drost, which original is to be seen at the Louvre in Paris. With the same title in the same building there is a Rembrandt as well!

Drost, as a student of Rembrandt, showcases his mastery of his teacher’s technique, yet there is a distinction in the emotional resonance of his work. While both paintings share a title and subject, Drost’s interpretation is unique, a reminder of his untimely death and the potential breadth of his artistic exploration that was never fully realized.

This painting – when it is finished – will be part of a new series, celebrating the Old Masters. On view Spring 2024 at KUNSTHUIS André.