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Dutch genre painting

George IV acquired these three paintings over a period of nearly twenty years, demonstrating his enduring love of Dutch genre painting. Schalcken’s parlour game, showing the artist himself seated on the floor, was owned by Walsh Porter, a collector and connoisseur who advised George on the interior decoration of Carlton House. The Steen is one of the few Old Masters acquired by George after he had become king. In all three paintings, George acquired outstanding examples of the artists’ works.

Purchased on 1821, 1811 and 1803, respectively