Artist Willem van der Vliet, Dutch, between 1583 and 1584-1642
Title
  • A Man Smoking and Another Man Eating by Candlelight
Date 1624
Medium Oil on oak (?) panel
Dimensions Unframed: 20 5/8 × 25 3/4 inches (52.4 × 65.4 cm)
Framed: 28 1/2 × 33 5/8 × 2 1/8 inches (72.4 × 85.4 × 5.4 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Wilkinson
Accession Number 59.449
Department European Painting
On View Dutch Golden Age S380, Level 3 (see map)
Signed Signed and dated, upper center: W. vander Vliet Fecit A 1624
1959, (Schaeffer Galleries, New York, USA);
Mr. & Mrs. A. D. Wilkinson (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1959-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Wansing, C.J.A. "Some History and Genre Paintings by Willem van der Vliet." Hoogsteder-Naumann Mercury 6 (1987): pp. 3-10 (fig. 1).

Sinners & Saints Darkness and Light Caravaggio and his Dutch and
Flemish Followers. Exh. cat., North Carolina Museum of Art et al. Raleigh, 1998, pp. 37, 236 (fig. 6).

Vermeer and the Delft School. Exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art and National Gallery. New York and London, 2001, p. 56 (fig. 55).

Masters of Dutch Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2004, pp. 242-243.