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A young male figure, turned to the left and looking to the viewer, representing the 'loud music', holds the bells of the tambourine in his hands, with blue drapery around his thighs. This painting was part of a programme of wall decoration by Baron Arild Rosenkrantz for the entrance hall for the new Royal Academy of Music, built in 1911–1912 to a design by Sir Ernest George and Alfred Yeates. The paintings were removed prior to the official opening of the building in 1912.

Royal Academy of Music


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    160 x 106 cm (E)

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  • Acquisition method

    on loan from the Rosenholm Foundation, Denmark, since 2006


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