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Baschenis’s still lifes of musical instruments became so famous throughout Italy that, in the 1640s, he founded a workshop to produce copies and variants of his picture. The instruments depicted here are among those played by chamber ensembles that performed for invited guests in private...

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By 1947, Arthur Wiesenberger, New York [see note 1]; 1949, gift of Arthur Wiesenberger to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 8, 1949) NOTES: [1] He first lent the painting to the MFA in 1947, when it was attributed to Bartolomeo Bettera.

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Gift of Arthur Wiesenberger


34.9 x 54.3 cm (13 3/4 x 21 3/8 in.)

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Oil on panel