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Still Life with Musical Instruments, Books and Sculpture

Still Life with Musical Instruments, Books and Sculpture

Evaristo Baschenis (in circa 1650)

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A remarkable detail is the dust on the lute on the right, through which a finger appears to have been drawn. It calls to mind a remark about Baschenis' virtuosity in the biography that was written by Francesco Maria Tassi, which says that the viewer is drawn to touch the paintings and to brush away the dust.

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Title Still Life with Musical Instruments, Books and Sculpture
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 124 cm
Height 94 cm
Artists Schilder: Evaristo Baschenis
Accession number 2688 (OK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1964
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1964
Age artist Unknown
Exhibitions De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
External exhibitions Behind the Curtain. Concealment and Revelation since the Renaissance (2016)
Geographical origin Italy > Southern Europe > Europe

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Evaristo Baschenis

Bergamo 1617 - Bergamo 1677

Evaristo Baschenis spent his whole life living and working in his birthplace Bergamo. He came from a family of painters, but originally set his mind on the...

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