The Visit to the Nursery, 1661, Oil on canvas, 30 1/2 x 32 in. (77.5 x 81.3 cm), Paintings, Gabriël Metsu (Dutch, Leiden 1629–16

- Image ID: KC6KEW
The Visit to the Nursery, 1661, Oil on canvas, 30 1/2 x 32 in. (77.5 x 81.3 cm), Paintings, Gabriël Metsu (Dutch, Leiden 1629–16
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Image ID: KC6KEW
The Visit to the Nursery, 1661, Oil on canvas, 30 1/2 x 32 in. (77.5 x 81.3 cm), Paintings, Gabriël Metsu (Dutch, Leiden 1629–1667 Amsterdam), In an impressively appointed room, modeled on a large chamber in the new Town Hall of Amsterdam, the parents of a newborn baby receive a fashionable well-wisher. Such a kraambezoek (cradle visit) was a minor ritual of polite society