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Pendant painting

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.

Example

Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome
Modern Rome
Modern Rome
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.

References

  • "Pendant". The National Gallery. Retrieved 10 March 2015.