Inventory number
P07613
Author
La Tour, Georges de (French)
Title
Blind Hurdy-Gurdy Player
Chronology
1610-1630
Technique
Óleo
Support
Lienzo
Dimensions
86 cm x 62,5 cm
School
Francesa
Theme
Género y sociedad
On display
Yes
Provenance
Acquisition, 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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