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The Brothers Le Nain

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth


Painters of Seventeenth-Century France

‘The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of Seventeenth-Century France’ will be the first major exhibition in the United States devoted to the Le Nain brothers, Antoine, Louis and Mathieu, who were active in Paris during the 1630s and 1640s. It will gather more than 50 of their best paintings and highlight the brothers’ full range of production, with altarpieces, private devotional paintings, portraits and those poignant images of peasants on which their celebrity rests. Read more.

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Nativity with a Torch

Nativity with a Torch (c. 1635–40), Le Nain. Courtesy of Kimbell Art Museum

Musical Reunion

Musical Reunion (1642), Le Nain. © Musée du Louvre, Paris

The Family Prayer

The Family Prayer (c. 1640), Le Nain. © The Frick Art and Historical Center, Pittsburgh

The Entombment of Christ

The Entombment of Christ (1650s), Le Nain. © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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