Two Women and a Man making Music

The map on the wall above the virginal is based on one of North and South America called 'Americae nova descriptio' which was published by Dancker Danckerts in Amsterdam in 1661. The dress and coiffure of the woman who stands before it are identical to those in 'A Woman by a Harpsichord' by Ochtervelt (also in the National Gallery's Collection).

Key facts

Artist dates
1634 - 1682
Full title
A Woman playing a Virginal, Another singing and a Man playing a Violin
Date made
probably 1675-80
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
84.5 x 75 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Inscribed
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1924
Inventory number
Location in Gallery