Haarlem c. 1610 - 1668 Haarlem
Painted around 1660/1665
Canvas, 74.5 x 92.5 cm
Signed : Molenaer (centre left, on edge of bench)
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague
The king drinks! Against the loud drone of the bagpipes, the company applaud as the toast is drunk. The voluptuous young woman looks back laughing over her shoulder, as if inviting us to join in the festivities.