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The Le Nain Brothers: 'A Woman and Five Children'
This work has been known by various titles in the past, including 'A Family Group' and 'The Tasting'. It is one of a number of domestic genre scenes by the Le Nain brothers set before a neutral backdrop.

Strips of wood extend the support beyond the copper on all sides.

There is no way of knowing which of the three Le Nain brothers, Antoine, Louis or Matthieu, is intended by the signature. It is considered that Antoine is the most likely on stylistic grounds.

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