Interior of a Room with Figures: a man playing a lute and a woman, Adriaen Brouwer

Interior of a Room with Figures: a man playing a lute and a woman, Adriaen Brouwer

Interior of a Room with Figures: a man playing a lute and a woman
Adriaen Brouwer (1605/6-1638)
About 1635-1638
Belgium
Oil on oak panel
37 x 29.2 cm
Museum no. CAI.80
Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides

The Flemish painter Brouwer studied in Holland and settled in Antwerp. He specialised in tavern scenes. This work has a distinguished history. It may have belonged to Brouwer’s fellow artist Rubens, as well as to the 10th Duke of Hamilton, an important 19th-century collector.