LE NAIN brothers
(b. 1598/1610, Laon, d. Louis and Antoine: 1648, Mathieu: 1677, Paris)

Family Group

Oil on copper, 28 x 38 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

A series of small pictures, mainly on copper, depicting groups of diminutive figures, painted in strong and rich colours, and naively placed with no great care of calculated composition, is attributed to Antoine Le Nain. Most of these groups are portraits of bourgeois families shown in the surroundings of their own houses.

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