The Love Letter, Willem Bartel van der Kooi, 1808

The Love Letter, Willem Bartel van der Kooi, 1808

oil on canvas, h 131cm × w 108cm. More details

Dutch artists of the 19th century drew inspiration from the 17th century, the Golden Age of Dutch art. In this picture, Van der Kooi reprised a typically 17th-century theme, the delivery of a love letter. The tension between the lady and the young messenger is almost palpable. Yet The Love Letter is also highly contemporary, for the interior, hairstyles and clothing are entirely in keeping with the fashions of 1808.

Willem Bartel van der Kooi

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