LAIRESSE, Gérard de
(b. 1641, Liège, d. 1711, The Hague)
Apollo and Aurora1671
Oil on canvas, 205 x 193 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
This painting, possibly commissioned by a burgomaster of Amsterdam for a large Amsterdam canal house, is one of the first and most impressive examples of De Lairesse's work as a decorative painter in Amsterdam.