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.

Provenance

Lord Somers, thence by family descent.


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