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The Comte de Vaudreuil (1740–1817) was one of the leading courtiers and collectors of paintings in Paris during the 1780s. This display features Dutch and Flemish Old Master paintings in the National Gallery’s collection that were once owned by Vaudreuil or were in Parisian collections at that time.

Vaudreuil’s collection provides an example of the decoration of wealthy homes in pre-Revolution Paris. Reflecting the fashion of the time, the paintings are hung according to their size and symmetry rather than by subject or chronology.

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The Comte de Vaudreuil: Courtier and Collector

Künstler: Jan Wijnants, Jacob van Ruisdael, Jan Steen, Adriaen van Ostade, Nicolaes Berchem, Aelbert Cuyp, Willem van de Velde der Jüngere, Gabriel Metsu.