Tavern Scene by Cornelis Pietersz Bega

A woman sits reading a letter in the centre of this domestic scene.


Oil on canvas
38.4 x 33.6 cm
Acquired in:
Presented by:
F D Lycett Green through The Art Fund

To her left, a man, standing, raises his glass. In the background, a seated figure with his back to the spectator is painted in the shadows. This painting was part of a collection of 117 works belonging to the industrialist and engineer F.D. Lycett Green and bequeathed to York through the Art Fund, in 1955, in recognition of the remarkable efforts made after the Second World War by its curator to transform it into a gallery of international importance.


Mrs M.L. Bullock; F.D. Lycett Green.

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