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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.
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
|Location||This object is travelling|
Width : 68 cm
Height : 49,3 cm
Painter: Willem Pietersz. Buytewech
previously attributed: Dirck Hals
|Accession number||1103 (OK)|
|Credits||Schenking / Donation: A.C. Mees 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)
|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