Playing Putti

1119 voorzijde

Playing Putti

Martinus Josephus Geeraerts
c.c.1740 - 1760

1119 - zaal 2

This scene of five playing putti is mounted above the door in the panelling, where a painting like this originally belonged. The over-door panel is a grisaille; a scene painted only in shades of grey to give the impression of being a marble relief. The Antwerp painter Geeraerts specialised in this type of marble imitation.

oil on canvas
120.7 x 101.6 cm.
Gift M.A. Stubbé-Butôt to Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, 2000