A Fat Man

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A Fat Man

Adriaen Brouwer
c.c.1634 - 1637

607 - zaal 4

Adriaen Brouwer often portrayed peasants as drunkards and hoodlums. And this slovenly man with his hand in his half-opened jerkin certainly does not look at his best. In the background, you can just make out a dune landscape and a couple walking on the left. Brouwer applied the paint very thinly with smooth, accurate brushstrokes.

Brouwer came from Antwerp, but also worked in Haarlem and Amsterdam for a while. His comical scenes influenced Dutch painters of everyday life.

oil no panel
22.9 x 16.1 cm.
Acquisition 1897