In the background men are working a bale which is attached to a pulley.

In the past the painting has in the past been attributed to Brouwer, but it is too weak to be by him and is merely executed in his style.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1606? - 1638
Full title
Four Peasants in a Cellar
Date made
probably 1630s
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
27.7 x 22 cm
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
NG2569
Location in Gallery