The Concert by Hendrick ter Brugghen

The artist has taken a subject favoured by Caravaggio - flamboyantly dressed musicians seen by candlelight - and reworked it in his own manner, using a half-lenght format for the dramatic dark figures placed against a lighter background.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
99 x 117 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000
Acquired in:
1984
Vendor:
Purchased for an undisclosed sum

Provenance

Lord Somers, thence by family descent.

Venue details

National Gallery Trafalgar Square, LONDON London WC2N 5DN 020 7747 2885 www.nationalgallery.org.uk

Entry details

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