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The Terrace

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

c. 1660

Artist:

Dutch (Delft)

About this artwork

he military gear, musical instruments, and songbooks scattered throughout this composition hint at worldly and romantic pursuits, but the chief subject of the painting is the illusionism of the near and far objects framed by the window. Optical challenges were particularly intriguing to artists working in the Dutch city of Delft. This painting would have blurred the boundaries of indoor and outdoor when hung in a collector’s home.

Status

On View, Gallery 213

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Title

The Terrace

Origin

Delft

Date

1655–1665

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

42 1/16 × 34 3/8 in. (106.9 × 87.4 cm)

Credit Line

Robert A. Waller Memorial Fund

Reference Number

1948.81

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