Jacob Ochtervelt (Dutch, 16341682)
Oil on canvas; 36 x 25 in. (91.4 x 63.5 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mendelsohn, 1980 (1980.203.5)
Ochtervelt was a co-pupil of Pieter de Hooch under Nicolaes Berchem in Haarlem. He worked in his native Rotterdam from about 1655 to 1674, and then moved to Amsterdam. This typical scene of elegant domestic life was painted around 1670, when Ochtervelt was strongly influenced by Gerard ter Borch.