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An Elegant Company  1632

by Pieter Codde

A master of scenes of finely dressed revelers known as “merry companies,” Amsterdam painter Pieter Codde here demonstrated his sharp sense of composition. He animated a gathering of 18 guests and attendants through a complex network of gestures, glances, and poses, with a young woman dressed in luxurious silver satin at center. Such images of joyful gatherings, with partic...
58.8 × 92.7 cm (23 1/8 × 36 1/2 in.)
Oil on panel
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago