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Willem van Mieris: 'A Woman and a Fish-pedlar in a Kitchen'
On the sill are two ducks, a basket of snipe, and fish; hanging on the right, a pheasant and two rabbits. The bas-relief is a variant of a 'Triumph of Galatea' relief which appears in several of van Mieris' paintings (e.g. 'Joseph and Potiphar's Wife', Karlsruhe, Staatliche Kunsthalle).

This is one of several variations van Mieris painted in the tradition of Gerrit Dou's 'niche paintings' (the depiction of an interior through a window or aperture); Dou's 'A Poulterer's Shop' is also in the National Gallery's Collection.

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