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Four studies for 'Patrons and Lovers of Art' (NPG 792): paintings by Pieter Christoffel Wonder, circa 1826-30

Four group portraits painted as preliminary studies for a larger picture of an imaginary gallery hung with pictures from famous collections in England. The idea was conceived by Sir John Murray, who already owned a similar picture of much earlier date. Murray commissioned Wonder to paint the collectors grouped in the foreground and about 40 well-known Old Masters hanging on the walls.

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Study for 'Patrons and Lovers of Art', by Pieter Christoffel Wonder - NPG 794

Study for 'Patrons and Lovers of Art'

by Pieter Christoffel Wonder
oil on canvas, 1826-1830
NPG 794

Study for 'Patrons and Lovers of Art', by Pieter Christoffel Wonder - NPG 792

Study for 'Patrons and Lovers of Art'

by Pieter Christoffel Wonder
oil on canvas, 1826-1830
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 792

Study for 'Patrons and Lovers of Art', by Pieter Christoffel Wonder - NPG 795

Study for 'Patrons and Lovers of Art'

by Pieter Christoffel Wonder
oil on canvas, circa 1830
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 795