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A pair of pendants by Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691-1765). They are hung on the same wall in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, separated by several other paintings.

A pendant painting is one of two paintings intended as a pair. Typically, pendant paintings are related thematically to each other and are hung beside each other. Pairs of portraits of married couples are one common form. Many historic pairs have become separated over the years.

Some painters provided pendant paintings according to a commission. For example in 1887 M Knoedler & Co of New York City commissioned artist Jules Breton to paint Le Matin and Le Soir. [1] In this particular case, Breton was asked to further develop the primary character contained in a much larger salon painting.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jules Breton French, 1827 - 1906 Le Matin". Schiller & Bodo.
  • "Pendant". The National Gallery. Retrieved 10 March 2015.