Definition of Dutch interior in English:

Dutch interior


  • A painting of the interior of a Dutch house in a style characteristic of the work of 17th-century genre painters.

    • ‘Though many people are familiar with the notion that he used a camera obscura to capture ‘photographic’ effects in his Dutch interiors and cityscapes, few know exactly what the implement is.’
    • ‘Both might be found in Dutch interiors, hung amongst the archetypal 17th-century ebonized frames.’
    • ‘Attached to the outside of the gallery is a curtain-rod which looks pointless because Metsu painted out a curtain drawn back to reveal a picture, surprising in a Dutch interior, of revelling nudes.’
    • ‘Her 17 th-century costumes also give the domestic scenes the look of a Dutch interior and, when the action shifts to Italy, the faces etched against flickering candelight may have sprung from a de la Tour canvas.’
    • ‘A seated woman in a Dutch interior peels an apple for her solemn child, who is standing before her, with intense concentration on what her mother is doing.’