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Musicians

Photo credit: The Henry Barber Trust, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

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This sketch belongs to a small series of pen and ink drawings by Tassi that depict figures playing musical instruments. Here, a group of five musicians play whilst dressed in fine Renaissance clothing. Three of the figure’s gazes are drawn off to the right-hand side and two have uneasy expressions. This drawing demonstrates an energetic use of pen and ink, in a manner which befits a dynamic subject such as performers.

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Birmingham


Date

early 17th C

Medium

pen & brown ink over black chalk on paper

Measurements

H 12.1 x W 15.4 cm

Accession number

2016.9

Acquisition method

purchased, 2016

Work type

Drawing & watercolour


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The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TS England

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