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Title An Interior, with a Woman Refusing a Glass of Wine, Unknown artist active in Delft
Library The National Gallery
Date 1660-1665
Description The picture above the fireplace in this painting seems to be based upon a print of 'Abraham liberating his Nephew Lot' by Antonio Tempesta. The legs of the fire-dog are decorated with sea-horses. The highlights of the fire-dog and parts of the gilt leather wall-hanging are rendered in gold leaf. A number of different attributions have been suggested for this picture. Most recently Ludolph de Jongh (1616 - 1676) has been mentioned. The painting appears to be the work of an artist active in Delft between 1655 and 1665. It has analogies with the interiors painted by Vermeer and de Hooch and can be related to experiments with perspective painting associated with the circle of Fabritius.
Document Type Painting
Primary Commodity Wine and Spirits
Sub-commodity Silver and Gold
Theme Social Practice; Art and Literature
Keywords alcohol, leather, glass, clothing, furniture, clothing
Region Europe
Copyright Unknown artist active in Delft, An Interior, with a Woman refusing a Glass of Wine, probably 1660-5, © The National Gallery, London.