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Portrait of a Couple

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Portrait of a Couple possibly 1650s

Not on display

This elegant lady and gentleman are portrayed outside on a terrace with gardens beyond. Their poses, gesture and appearance suggest they may be an engaged or newly wed couple. Both are fashionably dressed. The dog was a traditional symbol of fidelity and the man’s gesture implies his heart is pledged to the young woman by his side.


  • Acc. No. NG 117
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 135.00 x 147.30 cm
  • Credit Purchased by the Royal Institution 1840; transferred to the National Gallery of Scotland 1859