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Three Itinerant Musicians
Jordaens, Jacob
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Jordaens, Jacob

Amberes, 1593 - Amberes, 1678

Three Itinerant Musicians

1645 - 1650. Oil on panel, 49 x 64 cm.

A bust depiction of three street musicians. The first plays a flute while the other two sing from sheet music held by one of them. The sketchy rendering and vigorous brushstrokes mark this as a preliminary study. However, as no known work of Jordaens uses similar figures, his authorship has long been in doubt. The very loose rendering and large amount of paint in the brushstrokes of the flesh tones, as well as the strong touches of white, recall the youthful period of Van Dyck (1599-1641), who has also been proposed as its author. This work is documented as one of the paintings acquired by Carlos IV while he was Prince of Asturias.

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Technical data

Inventory number
P01550
Author
Jordaens, Jacob
Title
Three Itinerant Musicians
Date
1645 - 1650
Technique
Oil
Support
Panel
Dimension
High/Height: 49 cm.; Width: 64 cm.
Provenance
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Inventario de las Pinturas del Museo Hecho a la Muerte del R, Madrid [s.n, 1834, pp. 67.

Lefort, P., Les Musees de Madrid. Le Prado, San Fernando, L'Armeria, Paris Gazette des BeauxArts, 1896, pp. 97.

Faure, Élie, Historia del arte, Buenos Aires Editorial Poseidon, 1943, pp. 49.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Madrid Museo del Prado, 1972.

Díaz Padrón, Matías (1935-), Museo del Prado : catálogo de pinturas : escuela flamenca :, Madrid Museo del Prado : Patrimonio Nacional de Museos,, 1975, pp. 166.

Hulst, R. A. d'., Jacob Jordaens, Londres Sotheby, 1982, pp. 90,105/ lám.73.

Díaz Padrón, Matías (1935-), La Escuela Flamenca del Siglo XVII., Madrid Ediciones Alfiz,, 1983, pp. 101.

Museo Nacional del Prado., Museo del Prado : catálogo de las pinturas /, Madrid Museo del Prado,, 1985.

Museo Nacional del Prado., Museo del Prado : catálogo de las pinturas /, Madrid Museo del Prado,, 1985, pp. 344.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas, Madrid Museo del PradoEspasa Calpe, 1990, pp. nº1369.

Díaz Padrón, Matías (1935-), El siglo de Rubens en el Museo del Prado : catálogo razonado, Barcelona Prensa Iberica,, 1996, pp. 632.

Benito Olmos, Aurora, Arte y Musica en el Museo del Prado, Madrid Fundacion ArgentariaVisor, 1997, pp. 156.

López Fanjul,M. Pérez Preciado,J.J., Los números y marcas de colección en los cuadros del Museo del Prado : Museo del Prado., 2005, pp. 84-110.

Enciclopedia del Museo del Prado, Madrid : T.F. Editores : Fundación Amigos, 2006, pp. 2104.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 1369.
Jordaens. / 1369. Los musicos. / Son tres; dos cantan y otro toca la flau- / ta. (busto con manos) (tabla.) / Alto 1 pie, 9 pulg; ancho 2 pies, 3 pulg, 6 lin.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1872-1907. Núm. 1411.

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Location +

Room 016B (On Display)

Update date: 04-12-2015 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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