Van Bassen painted the interior, and his colleague Van de Velde the figures. The composition represents
an elegant company in a grand, stylish residence with paintings on the walls, decorated cabinets, a
monumental chimneypiece and an elaborate wooden coffered ceiling. The decorations were inspired by
designs by the architect Hans Vredeman de Vries. This interior never actually existed – it is an idealized


  • Title: Interior with a Company
  • Creator: Bassen, Bartholomeus van
  • Date Created: 1622 - 1624
  • Physical Dimensions: paneel
  • Rights: http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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