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Detail from Vermeer's Music Lesson
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The Interior of a Peasant's Cottage

RCIN 404814

In this interior Ostade combines the comedy of rustic simplicity with the lighting and meticulous finish of Gerrit Dou. The painting makes us wonder that a cottage could hold so much and that an artist could have the skill and patience to record it so faithfully. Acquired by George IV in 1811 Cat. 15

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