Dutch School, The Wedding Arranger

Dutch School, The Wedding Arranger

This charming early 19th-century interior scene depicts a Dutch wedding in the 17th-century. It’s a whimsical look back into a time gone by.

Here we see a young lady dressed in the appropriate attire taking the hand of an older gentleman. The room is sparsely decorated aside from two artworks - a landscape and a religious piece. The scene is abundant with symbolism that warrants further exploration. Note, for example, the chap in the red cloak disguising his face - could this be a reference to deceit?

Housed within an appropriate later frame.

Medium: Oil on tin
Overall size: 16½” x 29” / 42cm x 50cm
Year of creation: c. 1800
Condition: Minor paint losses, light abrasions. Frame with some wear.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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