Esaias van de Velde

Merry Company in a Park

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Esaias van de Velde
Merry Company in a Park

1614 No expuesto

A group of young people are gathered around a table in an elegant garden, laid with delicious pies. They wear expensive, fashionable clothing with magnificent lace collars and accessories, such as a fan of ostrich feathers. They are flaunting themselves and flirting with abandon. There can be no doubt about it: love is in the air.

Merry companies were a new subject in Dutch art in the early seventeenth century. Esaias van de Velde was one of the genre’s pioneers – this painting is his earliest merry company. It seems that he was still finding his way with the new subject: X-ray images have revealed that the old procuress on the far left was originally a young, fashionable woman.

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Esaias van de Velde
Merry Company in a Park

1614 No expuesto

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Información general
Esaias van de Velde (Amsterdam 1587 - 1630 The Hague)
Merry Company in a Park
1614
painting
199
Material y detalles técnicos
oil
panel
39.8 x 28 cm
Inscripciones
rechtsonder: E. VANDEN. VELDE. / 1614

Origen

David van der Kellen, Amsterdam; purchased, 1873