Great Painting: The Proposition by Judith Leyster

The Proposition
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The seventeenth century was a golden age for Dutch art. During this time period, the Dutch Republic enjoyed a period of unparalleled economic success that was paired with a flourishing of science, art, and culture. Many artists-including the famous Rembrandt van Rijn-made their reputations during this time, including an unprecedented number of female artists. Although female artists were limited by…