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Circle of Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (Amsterdam 1621-1674)
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Circle of Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (Amsterdam 1621-1674)

An Allegory of Education

Details
Circle of Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (Amsterdam 1621-1674)
An Allegory of Education
oil on panel, unframed
48.4 x 64.7 cm.
Provenance
In the collection of the present owners for circa 40 years.
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Lot Essay

The present composition refers to the Legend of Lykurgus of Sparta, who had two dogs; one that stayed at home and the other outside. The dog at home licks out a pot - as seen in the present work - and the other dog chases a hare. The active dog has been well educated whereas the dog in the present picture has become lazy.

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