Music

This picture is part of a series representing the seven Liberal Arts, of which two others (destroyed, formerly Berlin) represented 'Astronomy', and 'Grammar', where the kneeling figure was identified as Federico da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino.

Both 'Rhetoric' and 'Music' are comparable in style to the '28 Heads of Famous Men' (Urbino and Paris) apparently finished in 1476.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active about 1460 - 1480
Full title
Music
Date made
probably 1470s
Medium and support
Oil on poplar
Dimensions
156.3 x 97.4 cm
Inscription summary
Inscribed
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1866
Inventory number
NG756
Location in Gallery