Sentimental Conversation

Quirijn van Brekelenkam Dutch

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In the 1660s Brekelenkam departed from his more familiar themes of humble tradesmen and housewives in favor of fashionable subjects inspired by Gabriël Metsu and Pieter de Hooch. In this charming scene of courtship the landscape in the background reminded contemporary viewers that love can be a rocky road.

Sentimental Conversation, Quirijn van Brekelenkam (Dutch, Zwammerdam (?), after 1622–ca. 1669 Leiden), Oil on wood

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