Hendrick Martensz. Sorgh was a Dutch painter
Rotterdam circa 1610 – 1670 Rotterdam
Oil on panel : 40,4 X 56,5 cm
Signed and dated middle right “HM. Sorgh: 1652”
(the H and M form one letter)
Frame : 56,6 X 73,2 cm
Sorgh was a versatile painter of genre scenes (peasant and
bourgeois scenes), market scenes and also of some landscapes (maritime subjects and river landscapes), religious scenes,
portraits and still lives.
Most of Sorgh’s tavern scenes date from the 1640s, ours is dated 1652. From the early 1650s he also painted outdoor market scenes
on the quaysides of Rotterdam, small-scale portraits and marine pictures.