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Current Location: Gallery 15: Dutch Gallery


Interior of a hall


Painter: Gyselaer, Nicolaes de




The hall has a marble slabbed floor, wood beamed ceiling, and red gilt-leather wall hangings. There is a bi-coloured marble fireplace and doorway, held up by classic herms and caryatids. The room is decorated with two landscape paintings by the door, a silver vase filled with flowers, and brass firedogs in the hearth.
By the door, a man is receiving a letter, in the corner are some musicians, and a woman and her servant are in conversation. There is also an uncaged parrot by the window, two dogs in the middle of the room, and a cat by the fireplace.

Measurements and weight

Height: 51.3 cm
Width: 64.1 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1816) by Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount


Production date: AD 1621

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On fireplace
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Ao 1621 (for accurate transcription see catalogue)
  • Location: On fireplace
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 422
Primary reference Number: 1468
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 14 September 2022 Last processed: Friday 11 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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