Merry Company in an Arbor by Adriaen van de Venne Pillow Case
Create a special place for dreams to be born. The front features a digital printing of "Merry Company in an Arbor" by Adriaen van de Venne, with a cream colored back. Made of microfiber fabric, a cozy and soft lightweight finish with a brushed texture. Double layer envelope closure for easy pillow insert.
Graphics: At the left of this small landscape, a group of maidens make music under an arbor of flowers. In an enclosed area to the right, two women sit on a net used for catching finches. From all sides youths spy on the women, perching in trees or hiding behind bushes or tree trunks. One bold voyeur clings to the top of the arbor, peering down at the women below. Another, entangled in a net, is apprehended by a soberly dressed woman, while two jesters above have fallen out of the trees.
This light-hearted painting by Adriaen van de Venne was part of a series of four landscapes representing the seasons. This painting, thought to represent spring, and its companion, A Jeu de Paume Before a Country Palace (A Ball Game Before a Country Palace), both include imagery relating to love.
Merry Company in an Arbor; 1615
Adriaen van de Venne (Dutch, 1589 - 1662);
Painting, Oil on panel - 16.4 x 23 cm (6 7/16 x 9 1/16 in.)
Care instructions: Machine wash: cold (max 30C or 90F); Do not bleach; Tumble dry, gentle cycle: no heat; Do not iron; Do not dryclean.