The Dance of the Villagers

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The Dance of the Villagers is a 1635 painting by Peter Paul Rubens. now in the Prado Museum in Madrid. It is closely related to The Village Fête, of a similar date and on a similar subject.

After Rubens' death, Philip IV of Spain sent his ambassador to buy paintings from the artist's estate - he bought this one for 800 florins and the king hang it in his summer dining room in the old Royal Alcázar of Madrid, it is now in the Prado Museum.

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