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The Nightwatch

The Comp0any of Captain Frans Banning Cocq

  Buy now from allposters.com1642: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

This huge Baroque canvas exemplifies the uniquely Dutch tradition of the group portrait, in which painters memorialised militia members, officers of guilds, town councils, or other institutions.

Rembrandt added additional figures to heighten the drama of the scene; the little blonde girl in the yellow dress was placed there more for colour than dramatic effect.
 
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