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Three young ladies are making music in a landscape of meadows and lakes. They are dressed in expensive clothes made from voluminous quantities of sumptuous silk, damask, brocade and velvet. The costumes, with their particularly extravagant sleeves, and the ornamentally plaited hair of the lady on the right can be dated to the 1520s.
The treatment of the subject is close to Palma Vecchio’s Three Sisters (Gemäldegalerie, Dresden), but the style of the work suggests that it may be by an artist from Friuli.
Oil on canvas, transferred from wood
H 90.8 x W 122.2 cm
Bequeathed by Lady Lindsay, 1912