The Terrace

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

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

c. 1660

Artist:

Dutch (Delft)

About this artwork

In this work, an open window shaded by a grape arbor reveals couples drinking and chatting. Musical instruments, songbooks, and military gear hint at worldly pursuits and amorous dalliance, but the chief subject of the painting seems to be the illusionism of the near and far objects framed by the window. Optical problems were particularly intriguing to painters working in Delft, among them Carel Fabritius, Johannes Vermeer, and Pieter de Hooch. The author of this work has not yet been identified; one proposal is Ludolf de Jongh (1616–1679), a talented and eclectic artist from the neighboring city of Rotterdam.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 213

Title

The Terrace

Origin

Delft

Date

1655–1665

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

42 1/16 × 34 3/8 in. (106.9 × 87.4 cm)

Credit Line

Robert A. Waller Memorial Fund

Reference Number

1948.81

Extended information about this artwork

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