A Musician and His Daughter

Thomas de Keyser Dutch

Not on view

The father and daughter in this elegant interior display the wealth and confidence of the patrician class of seventeenth-century Amsterdam. They wear luxurious black clothing (the daughter is in the costume of a grown woman), and the father’s lute is both a costly foreign import and a mark of refinement. De Keyser excelled in the depiction of objects in perspective, such as the worn lute case and the classically ornamented doorway.

This painting was seized by the Nazis from Baron Karl Neuman (Charles Neuman de Végvár) in Paris and restituted to him by 1947.

A Musician and His Daughter, Thomas de Keyser (Dutch, Amsterdam (?) 1596/97–1667 Amsterdam), Oil on wood

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