The Vegetable Market in Amsterdam
|The Vegetable Market in Amsterdam|
|The Greens Market in Amsterdam|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||97 cm (38 in) × 84 cm (33 in)|
|Collection||Department of Paintings of the Louvre|
|Accession No.||INV 1460|
|Identifiers||Joconde 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."
This painting was recently cleaned which makes it possible to observe more details than before:
- entry 49 for The Vegetable Market at Amsterdam in Hofstede de Groot, 1908
- Entry 1 for The Vegetable Market at Amsterdam in Smith, 1908 reprint
- Atlas entry for Louvre works on display
- Discussion of the theatrical aspects of this painting on Louvre website
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