Fröhliche Gesellschaft

Fröhliche Gesellschaft

Dating
1622
More about this artwork
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.
Displayed
AP OG Saal IX
Inventory Number
1312
Birth year of the artist
1592
Year the artist deceased
1656
Dimensions of the object
132,8 x 196,5 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Origin
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)

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