A Musical Party

The young man seated on the left is playing a theorbo; in front of him on the floor is its case. In the centre of the wall behind the figures is a landscape with a carved gilt frame and, on the left, a wall-sconce.

This painting is a copy of a composition by Caspar Netscher, the original (or best version) of which is signed and dated 1665 (Munich, Alte Pinakothek). There are a number of other replicas or copies of this design.

Key facts

Artist dates
1635/6 - 1684
Full title
A Musical Party
Date made
after 1665
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
55.5 x 45 cm
Acquisition credit
May Bequest, 1854
Inventory number
Location in Gallery