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Graves Gift, 1935. Museums Sheffield
A Merrymaking
Date Made/Found: 1685
Artist: Cornelis Dusart , Dutch, 1660 - 1704
Material and Medium: oil on panel
Dimensions: Sight size: 260 x 233mm Overall: 510 x 477 x 75mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.31
Cornelis Dusart was a 17th century Dutch painter from the studio of Adrien van Ostade. This genre painting represents a group of men celebrating, playing music and drinking, probably inside a tavern. Genre paintings depicting the daily life of common people were popular during the 17th century in the Netherlands, and were characterised by realistic details. Here, the colourful scene of merrymaking includes theatrical gestures and caricatured facial expressions which are typical of Dusart’s satirical painting style.
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