Painting Lot A-81021
Dutch School 17th Century
Oil on panel, 82 x 86 cm
The painting here is a religious display of the last supper. The painting dates back to the 16th century. The Last Supper specifically portrays the reaction given by each apostle when Jesus said one of them would betray him. All twelve apostles have different reactions to the news, with various degrees of anger and shock. Back then it was very normal not to sign paintings. Therefore the painter of this piece of art is unknown. This painting comes without a frame.
The term ‘Dutch School’ was used for the first time in the 17th century to describe the style of the Dutch painters in that time. The Dutch School in the 17th century was inspired by the Golden Century. The painters that belong to this School were looking for a new version of realism, a faithful representation of daily life. This inlcudes: windmills, canals, farms, coasts and ships. Also scenes in the streets and on markets are often seen on the paitings in the style of the Dutch School.