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4 Portraits in set: 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|mp3236}, 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
oil on canvas, circa 1826
NPG 793

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Study for 'Patrons and Lovers of Art'

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

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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

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