|Collection||Marischal Museum, University of Aberdeen|
|Artist||Brekelenkam, Quiringh van (Dutch painter, after 1622-1669 or after)|
|Date Earliest||about 1638|
|Date Latest||about 1668|
|Description||This seventeenth-century Dutch interior painting is typical of the work of painter Quiringh Gerritsz. van Brekelenkam (about 1622-about 1669). Based in Leiden, Van Brekelenkam specialised in unidealised interior scenes of everyday life.
A maid, who looks at the viewer, cleans pots next to two small children, one of whom sits on a stool, playing a recorder. In the dimly-lit room we can see a spinning wheel and a basket of dishes, indicating the maid's workload. A map of the Netherlands on the wall was a common motif in paintings of Dutch interiors at this time, symbolising national pride.
|Current Accession Number||ABDUA 30007|
|Inscription||front ll 'Q'|
|Subject||figure; everyday life; interior|
|Measurements||54 x 72.5 cm (estimate)|
|Material||oil on panel|
|Rights Owner||The University of Aberdeen|