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

Collections with this work


Svetlana added this work to Рortrait. 19 century

yesterday - 87 works 192 0

Debrah van den Reydt added this work to Classic lolita dress

July 28 2015 - 33 works 29 0

Chantal Bordeleau added this work to Anthologie Romantisme

July 27 2015 - 27 works 15 0

Make your own creations with this work