The Outside of a Dutch Kitchen, with Figures, Utensils, &c., (painting)
Metza, Gabriel 1615-1658
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 117 (Sale info: For Sale).
"The whole and detail of this picture are equally surprising. He had generally such exactness in drawing, such nature, truth, and delicacy, in his design and pencil, such a pleasing tone of colouring, and so good an expression that his paintings are in universal esteem through all Europe. His subjects were usually taken from low life, but they were all designed after nature; and surprisingly well represented. The attitudes of his figures are well chosen, and every thing appears so natural, that nothing seems wanting to its perfection. His colouring is clear and transparent. Painted by Gabriel Metza, who was born at Leyden, 1615, died 1658." [P. 15.]
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.