attributed to Hendrick van Steenwijck the younger (Antwerp c.1580 - Leyden 1649)
Art / Oil paintings
1600 - 1649
Oil on copper
600 x 820 mm
Place of origin
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Petworth House and Park, West Sussex (Accredited Museum)
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This picture shows the interior of a night club, or brothel, with men playing at cards, and a couple cavorting on a bed. However, the artist’s interest lies more in his ability to create an atmospheric interior, lit with artificial light.
Oil painting on copper, A Bagnio, attributed to Hendrick van Steenwijck the younger (Antwerp c.1580 - Leyden 1649). An interior scene of men playing cards, at left and in the centre a fire; in the background at right, a man and a woman can be seen by a bed.
Possibly acquired by the 2nd Earl of Egremont (1710-1763) in August 1752 in Antwerp for 6 guineas.[Aug. 1752: 'Bought at Antwerp A little piece Stanwick £6.6.2nd Earl's accounts found at Petworth 1.11.78, mentions 30 July 1752 'for journey to Brussels tapestry. lace & picture of Stanwick £205.14.6.']; thence by descent, until the death in 1952 of the 3rd Lord Leconfield, who had given Petworth to the National Trust in 1947, and whose nephew and heir, John Wyndham, 6th Lord Leconfield and 1st Lord Egremont (1920-72) arranged for the acceptance of the major portion of the collections at Petworth in lieu of death duties (the first ever such arrangement) in 1956 by H.M.Treasury.
Petworth House, The Egremont Collection (acquired in lieu of tax by HM Treasury in 1956 and subsequently transferred to the National Trust)
Makers and roles
attributed to Hendrick van Steenwijck the younger (Antwerp c.1580 - Leyden 1649) , artist previously catalogued as by Hans Rottenhammer I (Munich 1564 – Augsburg 1625), artist