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Title Dutch Interior
Collection Marischal Museum, University of Aberdeen
Artist Brekelenkam, Quiringh van (Dutch painter, after 1622-1669 or after)
Date Earliest about 1638
Date Latest about 1668
Signed yes
Description This seventeenth-century Dutch interior painting is typical of the work of painter Quiringh Gerritsz. van Brekelenkam (about 1622-about 1669). Based in Leiden, Van Brekelenkam specialised in unidealised interior scenes of everyday life.

A maid, who looks at the viewer, cleans pots next to two small children, one of whom sits on a stool, playing a recorder. In the dimly-lit room we can see a spinning wheel and a basket of dishes, indicating the maid's workload. A map of the Netherlands on the wall was a common motif in paintings of Dutch interiors at this time, symbolising national pride.

Current Accession Number ABDUA 30007
Inscription front ll 'Q'
Subject figure; everyday life; interior
Measurements 54 x 72.5 cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Unknown
Rights Owner The University of Aberdeen
Author David Taylor

 

 

 

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