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Detail from Vermeer's Music Lesson
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A formal Garden: three Ladies surprised by a Gentleman

RCIN 400596

Inspired by Pieter De Hooch, de Jongh painted well-appointed fashionable houses bathed in natural light. In this case the formal garden of a country villa is the setting for a scene of dalliance and gallantry, with Dutch merchants adopting the manners of French aristocrats. Acquired by George IV by 1806 Cat. 8

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