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Though this painting bears the signature of Hans Vredeman de Vries on the base of the columns at the right, it is thought to have been painted by Dirck van Delen and Hieronymus Janssens. Van Delen probably painted the architectural setting, while Janssens may have added the figures. Though he did paint architectural pieces like this, Hans Vredeman de Vries made a great impression on artists through his prints, and it was probably from such a print that this picture was painted.
Perspective Fantasy of a Palace, with Elegant Figures
oil on canvas
H 69 x W 90 cm
gift from Mrs Murray Smith, with 40 & 42 Queen Anne's Gate, 1945; transferred to Dyrham Park, 1990