(b. 1627, Dordrecht, d. 1678, Dordrecht)

Two Women by a Cradle

Oil on canvas, 66 x 55 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield

This painting, representing a mother and her companion affectionately gazing at an infant resting in a wicker cradle, is the pendant of the Doctor's visit (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam). Both paintings depict events taking place in a well-appointed house with gilt-leather wall-hangings, costly paintings and sumptuous fabrics.

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