Eine Wirtsstube

Eine Wirtsstube

Dating
um 1655/60
More about this artwork
This tavern scene is a tour de force by one of the idiosyncratic masters of 17th century Dutch art. In a well-balanced composition painted in subtle shades of grey-brown, Sweerts has depicted a small group of drinkers and smokers in a cellar tavern. The subdued mood, expressed through the poised inactivity of the figures, is characteristic for this painter. The scene provides a strong contrast to the countless humorous tavern tableaus of the time, as the riotous activity of the carousers always gives rise to a moralizing interpretation.
Displayed
Not on display
Inventory Number
854
Birth year of the artist
1618
Year the artist deceased
1664
Dimensions of the object
100 x 95,9 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Origin
1799 aus der Galerie Zweibrücken
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Michael Sweerts, Eine Wirtsstube, um 1655/60, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Y0GR9y7LRX (Last updated on 28.05.2020)

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