Musical Company, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, 1626

Musical Company, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, 1626

oil on panel, h 63.5cm × w 48cm. More details

This curious painting refuses to divulge its secrets. The image can be interpreted as an admonition to praise God with singing and music-making, but also as a risqué scene of seduction. The young woman’s gaudy garments and red shoes are in questionable taste, and the old woman looks suspiciously like a procuress. Perhaps the painting contains a warning against immoral conduct.

On display in room 2.8 Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn Myths and symbols Caravaggism

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