Inventory number
P07613
Author
La Tour, Georges de
Title
Blind Hurdy-Gurdy Player
Chronology
1610 - 1630
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimensions
86 cm x 62,5 cm
School
French
Theme
Genre and Society
On display
Yes
Provenance
Adquirido para el Museo del Prado con fondos del Legado Villaescusa, 1992.

La Tour depicts an old, blind street musician playing a hurdy-gurdy, which is a subject he repeated on various occasions. Active in Lorraine (Eastern France) and influenced by Caravaggio, this artist took pleasure in recreating details such as the ribbon adorning the instrument, the old man's hair and his wrinkled face. This is a fragment of a larger composition.

 
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