Dutch, 1634 - 1682

The Dancing Dog

Date: ca. 1669

Jacob Ochtervelt skillfully painted Dutch genre scenes, or scenes of everyday life. This painting is a good example. A shaft of ligh spotlights the woman's pink satin dress and gives the painting an almost theatrical mood. The picture achieves a sense of movement and liveliness, too. That is due in part to the people's actions. Small paintings like this were considered ideal for a British art collector's gallery. They have appealed to both Britich and European collectors since the late 1600s onward.

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: H: 25 7/8 x W: 20 1/2 in.

Place: Holland

Accession: 0122

Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection

Category: Paintings - Subject Pictures

Tags: Oil , Canvas , Dancing , Dog , Youth , Women , Men

Purchased September 28, 1987 from Newhouse Galleries. From the collections of Mr. & Mrs. Stanley C. Wulc; Violetta Collection, London, England; Leger Gallery, London, England; and a private collection. Recorded in "The Paintings of Jacob Ochtervelt" by S. D. Kuretsky, 1979, page 77, number 56. Reproduced in "The Paintings of Jacob Ochtervelt" by S. D. Kuretsky, 1979, page 143, figure 54.