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An Elegant Company

A work made of oil on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on panel.

Date:

1632

Artist:

Pieter Codde
Dutch, 1599-1678

About this artwork

A master of scenes of finely dressed revelers known as “merry companies,” Amsterdam painter Pieter Codde here demonstrated his sharp sense of composition. He animated a gathering of 18 guests and attendants through a complex network of gestures, glances, and poses, with a young woman dressed in luxurious silver satin at center. Such images of joyful gatherings, with participants acting in accordance with their privileged social station, would have functioned as models of polite behavior to cosmopolitan art collectors.

Status

On View, Gallery 212

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Pieter Codde

Title

An Elegant Company

Place

Holland (Artist's nationality)

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1632

Medium

Oil on panel

Inscriptions

Inscribed on music sheet along left edge: P. Codde 1632

Dimensions

58.8 × 92.7 cm (23 1/8 × 36 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Reference Number

1933.1069

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