The Vegetable Market in Amsterdam

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The Vegetable Market in Amsterdam
The Greens Market in Amsterdam
Metsu LeMarchéAuxHerbesDAmsterdam.jpg
ArtistGabriël Metsu Edit this on Wikidata
Yearc. 1660–61
Mediumoil paint, canvas
Dimensions97 cm (38 in) × 84 cm (33 in)
LocationRoom 838
CollectionDepartment of Paintings of the Louvre Edit this on Wikidata
Accession No.INV 1460 Edit this on Wikidata
IdentifiersJoconde ID: 000PE003649

The Vegetable Market in Amsterdam (c.1660–61) is an oil on canvas painting by the Dutch painter Gabriël Metsu, it is an example of Dutch Golden Age painting and is part of the collection of the Louvre.

Hofstede de Groot in 1908 wrote; "It is an excellent work, but it is in an exceedingly damaged condition. The trees are not, on the whole, well rendered ; it is obvious that Metsu was no landscape painter..."

Sm. says (1833):—"This capital picture has had the reputation of being the chef d'œuvre of the master, and the large prices for which it has been sold go far to confirm that opinion. The writer, however, can by no means subscribe to it, for there are several described in this work that possess much higher claims to the admiration of the connoisseur."[1]

The work is 38 and 32.5 inches, on canvas. It was at one point in the collection of King Louis XVI and is now in the Louvre.[1]


This painting was recently cleaned which makes it possible to observe more details than before:


  1. ^ a b entry 49 for The Vegetable Market at Amsterdam in Hofstede de Groot, 1908