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Detail from Vermeer's Music Lesson
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The Grocer's Shop

RCIN 405542

Dou paints a stone window frame immediately inside the real wooden frame of the painting in order that he can lay out as great a range of objects as possible within easy reach of the viewer. This is a pictorial device: the real shop window appears in the right background. Acquired by George IV in 1817 Cat. 4

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