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The Terrace  1660

by Anonymous

he military gear, musical instruments, and songbooks scattered throughout this composition hint at worldly and romantic pursuits, but the chief subject of the painting is the illusionism of the near and far objects framed by the window. Optical challenges were particularly intriguing to artists working in the Dutch city of Delft. This painting would have blurred the bounda...
42 1/16 × 34 3/8 in. (106.9 × 87.4 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago