The spectacular work of art on our home page, "The Concert", is by the Dutch Golden Age painter Gerrit van Honthorst (1590 - 1656). The musical theme, not to mention vibrant colors, made it a perfect landing spot for our revamped web site. The painting, an oil on canvas painted in 1623 and measuring 123 × 206 cm (48 7/16 × 81 1/8 in), was acquired by the National Gallery of Art in Washington in 2013. Incredibly, it hadn't been on public display since 1795, having resided in a French family's private collection.
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