In a realistic style painting a man is sitting at a table against a window while writing a letter. A landscape painting is on the wall to the right. The painting is surrounded by a white border with its name and painter at bottom centre.

Man Writing a Letter Art Print

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A man writes the letter that we see being read in the pendant-painting Woman Reading a Letter, c.1664-66. The table on which this man writes is covered with a sumptuous Persian carpet with a red field, a blue border and long fringe. The gentleman is elegantly attired in black silk with ample white linen at his collar and sleeves. His beribboned black hat hangs on the back of a red upholstered chair. The imported rug, silver inkwell and other furnishings suggest the male sphere of public display.


National Gallery of Ireland Art Prints are the perfect way to have your own masterpiece. Printed on high quality 240gsm Satin paper using Epson Ultrachrome Archival inks, each print have a stated light fastness and image permanence of up to, at least 75 years. In order to preserve the image and prevent unnecessary fading, the print should not be exposed to direct sunlight and its UV rays.

All prints have the title and artist's name printed at the bottom of each reproduction.

Dimensions: 50 x 70cm (including white border)


Original Painting Information

Gabriel Metsu, Dutch, 1629-1677

Man Writing a Letter, 1664-1666

Oil on wood panel, 52.5 x 40.2 cm

Presented, Sir Alfred and Lady Beit, 1987 (Beit Collection)



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