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A Woman standing at a Harpsichord, a Man seated by her
Jacob Ochtervelt

Behind the couple hangs a painting of a wooded landscape, and above the doorway is a bust. The woman's dress is the same as the one depicted in 'Two Women and a Man making Music', also in the National Gallery, and its style suggests a date in the late 1670s.

Ochtervelt, who came from Rotterdam, is said to have been, together with Pieter de Hooch, a pupil of Nicolaes Berchem, whose work is also represented in the National Gallery's Collection.

Key facts
Artist Jacob Ochtervelt
Artist dates 1634 - 1682
Full title A Woman standing at a Harpsichord, a Man seated by her
Date made probably 1675-80
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 79.7 x 65.4 cm
Acquisition credit Presented by Henry J. Pfungst, 1907
Inventory number NG2143
Location in Gallery Not on display
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