CORNELIS VAN HAARLEM
(b. 1562, Haarlem, d. 1638, Haarlem)
Oil on panel, 66 x 70 cm
Cornelis made several paintings of Unequal Lovers, all showing large figures, usually in half-length set against a nearly empty background. It was a format he used for many of his genre subjects to bring the viewer closer to the scene.
The panel is signed with the monogram and dated upper centre: CH. 1619.