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The Rotterdam born artist Buytewech was also known as 'Witty Willem'. His paintings are happy and witty scenes, which could be explained as moralistic indictments of sinful and worldly pleasures. The frivolous men indulge in all that God has forbidden: alcohol, tobacco and gambling.


Specifications

Title Merry Company
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type Painting
Location This object is travelling
Dimensions (general) Width : 68 cm
Height : 49,3 cm
Makers Painter: Willem Pietersz. Buytewech
previously attributed: Dirck Hals
Accession number 1103 (OK)
Credits Schenking / Donation: A.C. Mees 1919
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1919
Age maker Between 25 and 29 years old
Exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
External exhibitions De kunst van het lachen - Humor in de Gouden Eeuw (2017)
Research Alma
Material Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Object Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Willem Pietersz. Buytewech

Rotterdam 1591/1592 - Rotterdam 1624