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 Daily life Gabriël Metsu

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