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Baschenis, who was a priest as well as an artist, was one of the first to specialize in still lifes featuring musical instruments. His choice of subject was undoubtedly influenced by the fine lutes and violins crafted in the towns surrounding his native Bergamo, in Lombardy.

Provenance

1964, Bruno Lorenzelli Antichità, Bergamo, Italy; 1964, sold by Lorenzelli to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 14, 1964)

Credit Line

Charles Potter Kling Fund

Dimensions

72.4 x 98.5 cm (28 1/2 x 38 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

64.1947

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Europe

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