About This Artwork

Pieter Codde
Dutch, 1599-1678

An Elegant Company, 1632

Oil on panel
58.8 x 92.7 cm (23 1/8 x 36 1/2 in.)
Inscribed on music sheet along left edge: P. Codde 1632

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1933.1069

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

New York, The V. G. Fischer Art Galleries, Collection of Paintings by Old Masters of All Schools, 1912–1913, no. 38.

Publication History

Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection (Chicago, 1925), p. 159.

Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection (Chicago, 1932), p. 179.

Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection (Chicago, 1961), p. 80

Peter C. Sutton, Masters of Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting, exh. cat. (Philadelphia, 1984), pp. 178, 179, fig. 1.

Peter C. Sutton, A Guide to Dutch Art in America (Grand Rapids, 1986), p. 52.

Renate Trnek, Die holländischen Gemälde des 17. Jahrhunderts in der Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden Künste in Wien, exh. cat. (Vienna, 1992), p. 100 n. 7.

Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk, Rubinglas des ausgehenden 17. und des 18. Jahrhunderts (Mainz, 2001), pp. 63–64, fig. 5.

Pieter Biesboer and Martina Sitt, Satire en vermaak: Schilderkunst in de 17e eeuw: Het genrestuk van Frans Hals en zijn tijdgenoten 1610–1670, exh. cat. (Zwolle and Haarlem, 2003), p. 25, pl. 19.

Ownership History

George, Sixth Duke of Leuchtenberg (died 1912), by 1912 [according to New York 1912-1913]. Böhler and Steinmeyer; purchased by Martin A. Ryerson (died 1932), 1914 [according to an invoice dated May 25, 1914 in curatorial file]; on loan to the Art Institute from 1925; bequeathed to the Art Institute, 1933.




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