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A lute player - Jan van Bijlert (1597/98-1671)
A lute player - Jan van Bijlert (1597/98-1671) - Paintings & Drawings Style A lute player - Jan van Bijlert (1597/98-1671) -
Ref : 74198
110 000 €
Period :
17th century
Artist :
Jan van Bijlert (1597/98-1671)
Provenance :
Netherlands
Medium :
Oil on canvas
Dimensions :
H. 41.73 inch
Paintings & Drawings  - A lute player - Jan van Bijlert (1597/98-1671)
Jean Moust

17th century Flemish and Dutch paintings


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A lute player - Jan van Bijlert (1597/98-1671)

Jan van Bijlert
Dutch painter
Utrecht 1597/98 – 1671 Utrecht
A lute player
Oil on canvas : 106,1 X 82,6 cm
Unsigned
Frame : 128,8 X 106,8 cm

Published by Paul Huys Janssen, Jan van Bijlert, 1998, P. 139, Nr. 105, Pl. 46, circa 1625-1635
Jan van Bijlert was one of the four important Dutch Caravaggisti from Utrecht (the others were ter Brugghen, van Honthorst and van Baburen). All four had at the start of their career travelled to Italy, to Rome, to study the revolutionary art of Caravaggio. At their return they continued painting in this Caravaggesque way for some years (except for van Baburen who died shortly after his return), before evolving towards a more gallant, pollished Classicist style in the early 1630s.

Musicians rank amongst the most popular subjects of Caravaggist painting, especially in Utrecht. According to Paul Huys Jansen, the author of the monograph about van Bijlert of 1998, our lute player dates from the first decade after our painter’s return to Utrecht, 1625/1635.

Jean Moust

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17th Century Oil Painting