BREKELENKAM, Quiringh van
(b. ca. 1622, Zwammerdam, d. ca. 1669, Leiden)

Interior Scene

Oil on panel, 46 x 37 cm
Private collection

Brekelenkam was primarily a genre painter who specialized in domestic scenes, images of trades, market and tavern scenes, still-lifes and pictures of hermits. The present painting depicts an elderly schoolmaster teaching a girl to read, while a young woman spins nearby. All three figures are intent upon their occupations, models of industry, as befits a well-ordered, seventeenth century Dutch household.

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