Painter/Artist: Jacob Ochtervelt

Dutch School. Pupil of Berchem, and perhaps influenced by his fellow-pupil, de Hooch.


A LADY STANDING AT A SPINET In the centre a lady in rose-coloured satin stands in front of a spinet, facing left, her back to us. Her left hand rests on the keys. A man in a full-bottomed wig sits at the other side of the instrument. On the right is sitting a dog turning to a page-boy, who enters carrying a flask of wine.

Presented by Mr. H. J. Pfunst in 1907.


DER GALANTE HERR In the centre, in a room, a young woman in a full white skirt and scarlet jacket edged with fur sits in profile to left looking up at a smiling gentleman, who stands peeling a lemon over a glass which the lady holds out to him in her right hand. Her left rests on her lap, where lies a toy dog to which a little girl, standing at her mother’s knee with her back to us, is offering a bun. On the left is a table covered with an Oriental cloth, at the edge of which is a ewer standing on a circular tray.