VEEN, Otto van
(b. 1556, Leiden, d. 1629, Brussel)

The Artist Painting, Surrounded by his Family

Oil on canvas, 176 x 250 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

In this early work a typically sixteenth-century spirit, the 'concordantia familialis' is illustrated within the context of a wide family circle. Great variation in pose and gestures enlivens this group portrait.