An elegant company on a terrace, an arch opening to a landscape beyond oil on panel 43.8 x 55 cm. (17¼ x 21 5/8 in.)
PROVENANCE: WIth the Brod Gallery, London
The present panel is a relatively early work, before Codde concentrated on painting only portraits and a few history paintings after the mid-1640s. The composition is unusual among the artist's genre subjects in depicting the figures on a terrace rather than the usual interior. In its particular treatment of the characterisation of the family to the right of the composition, moreover, it looks forward to his later accomplishments as a portraitist.