Dirck Hals, The outdoor party, 1627, oil on panel, h 77,6cm × b 135,7cm, signature and date, center left, "D NECK 1627'. Acquisition May 1899. SK-A-1796. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
A 17th century public will certainly have great pleasure experienced at this joyful spectacle.At the same time have been aware of the message will lies in the fact that there is more to this world than to eat, drink and celebrate. A telling detail is the monkey on a chain: it stands for sinful man, who willingly let chained by his low desires.