Gabriel Metsu (1629–1667) is one of the most important Dutch genre painters of the mid-17th century. His ability to capture ordinary moments of life with freshness and spontaneity was matched only by his ability to depict materials with an unerring truth to nature. Although his career was relatively short, Metsu enjoyed great success as a genre painter, but also for his religious scenes, still lifes, and portraits. Featuring some 40 paintings, this exhibition will be the first monographic show of Metsu’s work ever mounted in the United States.
Edited by Adriaan E. Waiboer, with contributions by Adriaan E. Waiboer, Wayne E. Franits, Linda Stone-Ferrier, Pieter Roelofs, Bianca M. du Mortier, Marijn Schapelhouman and E. Melanie Gifford
Catalogue of an exhibition held in 2010 in Dublin (National Gallery of Ireland), in 2010-11 in Amsterdam (Rijksmuseum) and in 2011 in Washington (National Gallery of Art)
244 pp., 29 x 25 cm., 160 color illustrations
Dublin (National Gallery of Ireland) and New Haven (Yale University Press) 2010