The Interior of a Stable

Stable interiors of this type were painted by Calraet in imitation of pictures by Philips Wouwermans, such as 'The Interior of a Stable' also in the National Gallery's Collection.

Through the archway a family can be seen begging for alms.

The surface of the picture is considerably worn so that the wood grain shows, notably in the sky.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1642 - 1722
Full title
The Interior of a Stable
Date made
about 1690
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
39.3 x 57.3 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Miss Susannah Caught, 1901
Inventory number
NG1851
Location in Gallery