QUAST, Pieter Jansz.
(b. ca. 1605, Amsterdam, d. 1647, Amsterdam)

Party of Merrymakers

c. 1638
Oil on panel, 38 x 50 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Until 1990, this painting was attributed to Pieter Codde. It indeed shows similarities with Codde's work. The fireplace on the right with the satyrlike atlantes figure can be compared with that in Gabriel Metsu's Musical Party. This figure provides the only commentary in the picture on the company's character.