David Leeuw with his Family, Abraham van den Tempel, 1671

David Leeuw with his Family, Abraham van den Tempel, 1671

oil on canvas, h 190cm × w 200cm. More details

During the 17th century music making signified harmony. The wealthy merchant David Leeuw thus had himself and his family portrayed making music as an expression of harmonious family life. Their unity is underscored by Leeuw’s proud hand gesture, and his wife’s gentle embrace of their children. They also convey their piety by performing religious music (the notes and text are legible).

On display in room 2.19

Collections with this work

Faces

Marina Alin

3 days ago - 17 works 0 0

Kindergezicht

Elisabeth van der Vijgh

2 days ago - 993 works 946 15

Muziek

Elisabeth van der Vijgh

2 days ago - 1,197 works 1219 21

Make your own creations with this work