Fine Art/Painting ID
I've been trying to identify the painting in this image (I'm also attaching the image):
The painting is a reproduction of an old master's. (That's the only picture I've got of it.) I thought it was Dutch Baroque, but I've checked out the top two dozen Dutch Baroque portrait and genre painters and couldn't find it. Then I thought maybe Italian Renaissance to Baroque and checked out quite a few painters there with no luck so far.
I was hoping, if you don't recognize the painting, you could give me an opinion as to possible artists or at least to nation / era so I would have an idea of when / where to keep searching.
I will say that your first thought is not far from the truth. I cant put an artist name on it. If I had to guess I would say circle of Willem Drost. The motive and use of light and shadow is typical dutch 16th and I am pretty confident that you should continue your search in the dutch 16th.
Best Regards, Soren