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Johannes Vermeer and Dutch Scenes of Daily Life in the 1600s

tours eight paintings depicting everyday scenes. They are typical of "genre" paintings from this period, which marks the emergence of Dutch national identity. Vermeer's specialty was painting quiet middle-class households. The site presents the images, their exhibition history, bibliographies, and conservation notes. (National Gallery of Art)

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Jan Steen, 'The Dancing Couple,' 1663.  Widener Collection -- 1942.9.81

The Dancing Couple -- details

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