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.
The Concert by Hendrick ter Brugghen, c. 1626
© National Gallery, London
- Oil on canvas
- 99 x 117 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- Acquired in:
- Purchased for an undisclosed sum
Lord Somers, thence by family descent.