Artist Phillips Wouwerman, Dutch, 1619-1668
  • Soldiers Carousing with a Serving Woman outside a Tent
Date ca. 1655
Medium Oil on oak panel
Dimensions Unframed: 16 × 13 3/4 inches (40.6 × 34.9 cm)
Framed: 23 × 20 1/2 inches (58.4 × 52.1 cm)
Credit Line Museum Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund, Germack Endowment Fund; funds from European Paintings Council; and gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence P. Fisher by exchange
Accession Number 2004.10
Department European Painting
On View Dutch Golden Age S380, Level 3 (see map)
Signed Signed, lower right: Ps. W
Tronchin (Bessinge, France, near Geneva, Switzerland);
January 12-15, 1780, sold by (Lebrun, Paris, France) auction Tronchin, lot 53 [sold for 2,300 frs.];
Marquis de Montesquiou (France);
December 9, 1788, sold by (Lebrun, Paris, France) auction Marquis de Montesquiou, lot 124 [sold with a pendant for 5,000 frs];
by 1842, Baron François Delessert (Paris, France);
March 15-18, 1869, sold by (Pillet, Paris, France) auction Baron F. Delessert, lot 107 [sold for 25,500 or 26,500 frs];
De Zoete [inscribed on label on back of panel];
August 29-September 1, 1934, sold by (Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland) auction Dodella, lot 1949;
private collection (France);
April 18, 1977, sold by (Christie's, London, England) lot 18 [sold for 210,500 pounds sterling];
private collection (California);
January 26, 2001, sold by (Christie's, New York, New York) lot 51;
2002-2004, Johnny Van Haeften Gallery (London, England);
2004-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Smith, J. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French Painters, 9 vols. London, 1829-1842, vol. I, 1829, p. 248, no. 164 and Supplement, London, 1842, p. 185, no. 130.

Hofstede de Groot, C. Beschreibendes und kritisches Verzeichnis der Werke der hervorragendsten holländischen Maler des XVII Jahrhunderts. 10, vols. Esslingen and Paris, 1907-1928, vol. 2, no. 889.

Haeften, Johnny Van. Dutch and Flemish Old Master Paintings. London, 2003, cat. 39 (ill.).

Bulletin of the DIA: Annual Report 78, no. 3/4 (2004): pp. 7, 20, 24 (ill.).

Schumacher, B. Philips Wouwerman (1619-1668) The Horse Painter of the Golden Age. Doornspijk, 2006, vol. 1, pp. 286-287, cat. A288; vol. 2, color pl. 39, pl. 269.