(b. ca. 1605, Neerlinter, d. ca. 1661, Bruxelles)

Officer Reading a Letter

Oil on canvas, laid down on panel, 69 x 83 cm
Private collection

The painting shows an officer reading a letter in a military encampment beside the walls of a castle. The military theme and the vivid use of colour characterise Craesbeeck's late period, and would subsequently be echoed in the work of Gillis van Tilborch.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.