As the woman in the centre plays a lute, her companions sing; the figure on the right holds the score. In the past this painting has been attributed to the School of Palma Vecchio, Lotto, Pordenone and Bonifazio. The treatment of the subject is close to Palma Vecchio's 'Three Sisters' (Dresden, Gemäldegalerie), but the style of the work suggests that it may be by an artist from Friuli on stylistic grounds. The dress indicates a date in the mid-1520s.

Key facts

Artist
Full title
A Concert
Date made
mid-1520s
Medium and support
Oil on canvas, transferred from wood
Dimensions
90.8 x 122.2 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Lady Lindsay, 1912
Inventory number
NG2903
Location in Gallery