(1696 - 1750)
Cornelis Troost was active/lived in Netherlands. Cornelis Troost is known for portrait and figure painting.
Biography Cornelis Troost
Cornelis Troost (8 October 1696 - 7 March 1750) was an 18th century actor and painter from Amsterdam. Troost was trained as an actor and married the actress Susanna Maria van der Duyn, but became a pupil of Arnold Boonen and gave up his career for painting in 1723.
He is primarily remembered for his works depicting scenes from the Amsterdam Theatre (he also made theatre decorations for plays) and daily life of the upper crust in Amsterdam. One of his earliest drawings dated 1708, is of Prince Eugene of Savoy and the booksellar and spy Louis Renard visiting a chic Amsterdam brothel.
Then he had an early success with a lively group portrait depicting the Amsterdam Inspectors of the Collegium Medicum (Rijksmuseum, Am
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