The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
The Letter Writer Surprised
  • Gabriel Metsu (1629 - 1667)
  • The Letter Writer Surprised
  • Netherlands
  • c.1658 - c. 1660
  • Painting
  • Oil on oak panel
  • Image size: 45.2 x 38.6 cm
  • Signature: 'Ga… / M…'
  • P240
  • East Galleries II
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • [Possibly van de Brouke sale, Dordrecht, 17 June 1717, no. 4]. Baron Schönborn, 1719; Schönborn sale, Paris, 17 May 1867, no. 79; Lafitte, for Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford.