Thursday, 2 April 2015

A View Down A Corridor by Samuel Van Hoogstraten

The title of this painting might be a bit prosaic but I find the painting quite fascinating right from the dog and the mop to the intriguing view further down the corridor.

This painting was done in 1662 – over 400 years ago.  The original can be found in Gloucestershire in the UK – although the artist was a Dutchman.  He did paint it in England though.  The house belonged to Samuel Pepys (the famous diarist).


  1. A rather extraordinary portrayal of animal companions and a quiet conversation in a remote era - thanks for posting!

  2. Wow, what an amazing view of the house.


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