Fröhliche Gesellschaft
Gerard van Honthorst (1592-1656)

Fröhliche Gesellschaft,

1622
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
132,8 x 196,5 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal IX
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
1312
Acquisition
Aus der Düsseldorfer Galerie
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Gerard van Honthorst, Fröhliche Gesellschaft, 1622, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/wq4jE3mGWo (Last updated on 10.01.2022)
Van Honthorst is one of the many early seventeenth-century painters who were influenced by Caravaggio. His night scenes are known for their skillful depiction of the effects of warm candlelight. Here, three cavaliers in a brothel have abandoned themselves to food, wine, and the pretty courtesans. An old procuress has joined the group around the table and shows her approval. The moralising message takes second place to the lively goings-on.

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