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The Painting Lesson

after 1650

Johann Heinrich Schönfeld

In a studio that looks more like an idealised art gallery, the artist gives a lesson to a pupil – and to the viewer. The paintings on the walls, some identifiable, others imaginary, are arranged in accordance with the hierarchy of genres promoted in academies until the 19th century, with history paintings at the top.

Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi / Photo Musthafa Aboobacker / Seeing Things

Artist: Johann Heinrich Schönfeld
Title: The Painting Lesson
Geography: Germany (?)
Date: after 1650
Medium: oil on canvas
Classification: graphic arts (drawing, painting, engraving, calligraphy)
Dimensions: 129 x 98 cm
Inventory number: LAD 2019.015
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