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A violinist plays while a couple in the background peruse some papers, perhaps a music score. The curvaceous cello in the foreground and bed-curtains pulled slightly apart lend a subtle erotic note to the scene. This is considered a good example from the Leiden School of 'fine' painters, who specialised in small-scale scenes of everyday life executed with exceptional skill, refinement and great attention to detail.
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
oil on panel
H 34.3 x W 28.9 cm
gift from the Art Fund from the bequest of Ernest E. Cook of Bath, 1955