Interior of a Dutch Cottage, with Figures regaling themselve, (painting)
Bega, Cornelius 1620-1644
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 110 (Sale info: For Sale).
"This is a most excellent performance, the composition and grouping very judicious, the distribution of light and shade admirable, the countenances and attitudes of the figures expressive. Bega was a pupil of Ostade whose manner of designing, colouring, and pencilling he imitated so wonderfully, that it is difficult to distinguish between them, he painted after nature and with such force as can only be equalled by nature. Painted by Cornelius Bega, who was born at Haerlem, 1620, died 1644." [P. 17.]
Descriptive Catalogue of Original Cabinet Paintings, now arranged in the Gallery, Doggett's Repository of Arts, entrance at No. 16, Market-Street, and may be viewed every day, from 8 in the morning till sunset; being a truly splendid and valuable Collection of one hundred and sixty-four Cabinet Paintings in elegant frames; selected on the Continent of Europe, at the Expense of thirty thousand dollars, and are warranted to comprise the works of the Great Masters, from the 13th Century to the Present Time.