Creation Date: c. 1660
Size: 7.5 x 10.6 in. (19 x 27 cm)
Media: Oil on copper
Location: Louvre, Paris, France
Considering how small this painting is it is very realistic and solid looking. I am also inrigued by the fact that it is painted on a sheet of copper, which is uncommon and, from my understanding, difficult to do when you consider how easily the paint can flake off after a few years or even months. That being said, I think many painters (such as myself) are tempted to paint on sheets of metal because they obviously last longer than canvas or any kind of wood-based panel.
I really like the male figure in this painting, but the old woman is practically a cartoon. I would like it better if the woman wasn't even there.