BUYTEWECH, Willem Pietersz.
(b. 1591/92, Rotterdam, d. 1625, Rotterdam)

Dignified Couples Courting

c. 1618
Oil on canvas, 56 x 70 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

All paintings currently attributed to Buytewech were regarded until the beginning of the 20th century as works by Frans or Dirck Hals. The similarities to Buytewech's surviving drawings and prints led to their reattribution.

This painting depicts four fashionably dressed figures in a courtyard. Their sumptuous attire is depicted with virtuosity.