Description Though its damaged condition makes it difficult to assess, the attribution to Metsu has recently been affirmed. The Dutch painter was one of the great interpreters of the domestic lives of the affluent in the mid-17th century.
Provenance Herr A. de Ridder, Schonberg, Germany [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [see coll. cat. for further provenance]; Sale, Kleinberger Galleries, New York, February 20, 1925; Henry Walters, Baltimore, February 20, 1925, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Metsu
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925
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