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