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A Musical Party
  • Abraham van der Schoor
    active 1643–1657
    active: Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands)
  • A Musical Party, 1657
  • Where object was made: Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands)
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 102.9 x 135.9 cm
    Canvas/Support: 40 1/2 x 53 1/2 in
    Frame Dimensions: 50 x 63 1/4 x 3 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Slawson
  • Not on display
  • 1973.0150
Label Text

Painted scene depicting a group of men and women standing in front of a figure in shadows playing an instrument. The musician's back is turned toward the viewer. The two females in the front wear low cut dresses which accentuate their large bosom. A child looks toward the viewer, who is to the left of the musician and between a piece of red drapery that extends from the bottom left corner to the top center. A wreath of flowers hangs from the top center in the background.