NAIVEU, Matthijs
(b. 1647, Leiden, d. 1726, Amsterdam)

Carnival Scene

Oil on canvas, 55 x 66 cm
Private collection

This painting shows a carnival scene in a Dutch riverside town, with actors performing, an elegant couple promenading and a young child in a cart being pulled by a dog.

Moored at the quay is an English States Yacht, and the couple promenading may thus be members of the English royal family.

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