The model in this painting seems to be the same as the bagpiper in a painting of the same year in the Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne. Both belong to a group of similar half-length musicians which the artist started in 1621. The subject was popular among the followers of Caravaggio in Utrecht where ter Brugghen settled c.1615 on his return from Rome.
Where to see this painting?
The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
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