(b. 1639, Prague, d. 1684, Den Haag)
Oil on panel, 38 x 32 cm
In this painting, the elegant young woman standing at left assumes the role of the procuress: pointing insistently at her palm, she demands money from the young man seated before her. He, in turn, dutifully offers up a gold coin in payment. The second young woman, clad in a lustrous satin gown, is poised with pitcher and glass, ready to commence festivities the moment the transaction is completed.
The painting is signed on the chair: C Netscher F.