(b. 1601, Delft, d. 1673, Amsterdam)

An Elegant Company in an Interior

Oil on panel, 51 x 82 cm
Private collection

This panel depicts an elegant company in conversation playing games and drinking in an interior. Within this light-filled interior thirteen elegant figures gather around a table to play, drink, and embrace, while a young serving boy in the shadow at the far left pours a glass of wine.

On stylistic grounds, the painting is dated to early in the artist's career, circa 1632-34, a period in which he created some of his finest works.

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