Antonie Palamedesz

Merry Company

c. 1635.
Oil on panel, 59.3 x 82 cm.
Private Collection
Antonie Palamedesz, Merry Company

Delft 1601–Amsterdam 1673

Dutch portrait and genre painter, active mainly in his native Delft. He was a pupil of Miereveld and Dirk Hals and his paintings resemble those of his masters—his portraits rather wooden, his 'merry company' groups of soldiers, cavaliers, and their ladies livelier and pleasantly colored. His younger brother Palamedes I Palamedesz. (1607–1638) and his nephew Palamedes II Palamedesz. (1633–1705) were both painters.