The Old Drinker, Gabriël Metsu, c. 1661 - c. 1663

The Old Drinker, Gabriël Metsu, c. 1661 - c. 1663

oil on panel, h 22cm × w 19.5cm. More details

This old man holding a beer tankard looks out at us somewhat drowsily. The tally of the drinks he has consumed is chalked up on the slate behind him. The beer barrel at the left bears the mark of Het Rode Hert (The Red Hart), an Amsterdam brewery on the Prinsengracht. Metsu was living next door to it around 1650.

On display in room 2.25

Collections with this work

Gabriël Metsu

Rijksmuseum

Portret heer

Peter hessels

September 29 2017 - 48 works 89 1

brainstorm 2

Rijksrona

October 8 2017 - 14 works 35 0

Make your own creations with this work