The Oyster Meal, between 1650 and 1655

  • Hendrik van der Burch, Dutch, 1627-after 1666

Oil on oak panel

  • Unframed: 16 × 14 1/8 inches (40.6 × 35.9 cm)
  • Framed: 23 5/8 × 22 × 4 1/8 inches (60 × 55.9 × 10.5 cm)

City of Detroit Purchase

28.56

Department

European Painting

  • Dutch
  • Men
  • Oak
  • Oil
  • Panel (wood)
  • Food
  • Figures (representations)
  • Woman
  • Child
  • Painting (visual work)
  • Table (support furniture)
  • Boy
  • Pipe
  • Holland
  • Meal

Provenance

1923, collection of A. Reyre (London, England); (Henry Reinhardt and Son, Inc., New York, New York, USA); 1928-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Valentiner, W. H. "Paintings by Pieter de Hooch and Jacobus Vrel," Bulletin of the DIA 9, no. 7 (April 1928): pp. 78-81, esp. pp. 80-81, (repr. on cover) [as Soldier Scene by Pieter de Hooch]. Valentiner, W. H. Pieter de Hooch des Meisters Gemälde. Stuttgart/Berlin/Leipzig, 1929 (KdK), pp. 224, 292 [as H. van der Burch]; ditto English ed. of same year. Valentiner, W. H. "Ein unbekanntes Meisterwerk der holländischen Genre-Malerei," Pantheon, vol. 3 (1929): pp. 105-114, esp. p. 114. Heil, W. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of The Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, cat. 23, (repr.). Richardson, E. P., ed. Catalogue of Paintings. Detroit, 1944, p. 19, no. 23. Sutton, P. C. "Hendrick van der Burch," Burlington Magazine, vol. 122 (1980): pp. 315-326, cited on p. 320. Kersten, M. and D.H.A.C. Lokin. Delft Masters, Vermeer's Contemporaries. Exh. cat., Stedelijk Museum het Prinsenhof. Delft, March1-June 9, 1996, p. 173, (fig. 170) (color). Keyes, George S. et al. Masters of Dutch Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2004, pp. 50–51, no. 16 (ill.).

Rights Status

Hendrik van der Burch, The Oyster Meal, between 1650 and 1655, oil on oak panel. Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase, 28.56.