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Pick of the fair: Johnny Van Haeften

TEFAF Maastricht 2016

13 March 2016

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A Wedding Procession
(c. 1570s), Marten van Cleve I

Like his illustrious contemporary Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Marten van Cleve favoured scenes of peasant feasts and celebrations. As was customary, the bride and groom walk separately, each accompanied by a man playing a doedelzak, and this instrument – along with the church bells, windmill, birdsong, footsteps, and laughter – can be heard in the music the gallery commissioned from William Lyons to accompany this recently rediscovered monumental painting.

Selected by Susan Moore.

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