Een vrolijke vioolspeler

Gerard van Honthorst, 1623, schilderij, SK-A-180

At first sight, this painting seems like a casual celebration of the good life. Wearing a lavish, possibly Italian costume, the man is leaning out of a window. He appears to be gesturing towards someone and proposing a toast. In fact, Dutch paintings like this often contain a moral: remember, there…

Fluitspelende herder en vier…

Gerard van Honthorst, 1632, schilderij, SK-A-3270

Christus op de koude steen

Gerard van Honthorst (kopie naar), na ca. 1614, schilderij, SK-A-3569