The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Dutch Burghers
  • (Jean-Louis-) Ernest Meissonier (1815 - 1891)
  • Dutch Burghers
  • France
  • 1833-4
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 18 x 21.8 cm
    Object size: 18.2 x 24.6 cm
    Frame size: 42 x 48.5 x 9.5 cm
  • Signature: 'EMeissonier', the 'EM' in a monogram
  • P369
  • Reserve Gallery
Further Reading
  • Exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1834 as 'Bourgeois flamands'. This was Meissonier’s first exhibited picture - perhaps the principal explanation for its acquisition by Sir Richard Wallace, as it is a much cruder production than the other paintings by the artist in the Collection. Meissonier went on to paint many more seventeenth-century scenes.