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A Caravaggio Rediscovered: The Lute Player

A Caravaggio Rediscovered: The Lute Player

Christiansen, Keith
96 pages
51 illustrations
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Philippe de Montebello, Director, The Metropolitan Museum of Art


A Caravaggio Rediscovered: The Lute Player

Andrea Bayer, Keith Christiansen, Laurence Libin

Checklist of Prints and Printed Books

Appendix: Texts of Madrigals in Paintings


Lenders to the Exhibition

Met Art in Publication

The Musicians, Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)  Italian, Oil on canvas
Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)
Festa Fatta in Roma Alli 25 Febraio MDCXXXIV, François Collignon  French, Etchings
François Collignon
February 25, 1649
Lute, Sixtus Rauchwolff  German, Rosewood, ivory, wood, ebony, German
Sixtus Rauchwolff
Violin, Nicolò Amati (Cremona 1596–1684 Cremona)  Italian, Spruce, maple, Italian (Cremona)
Nicolò Amati (Cremona 1596–1684 Cremona)
Tenor Recorder, Wood, German or Italian
early 17th century (?)
Triangular Octave Spinet, Girolamo Zenti  Italian, Wood and various materials, Italian
Girolamo Zenti
before 1668
Cornetto in A, Wood, leather, German
17th century
Marcantonio Pasqualini (1614–1691) Crowned by Apollo, Andrea Sacchi  Italian, Oil on canvas
Andrea Sacchi
Allegory of Music, Laurent de La Hyre  French, Oil on canvas
Laurent de La Hyre
Tenor Shawm in D, Wood, brass, European
late 19th century
Flageolet in C?, ivory, German
17th century
Archlute, David Tecchler  Austrian, active Italy, Spruce, ebony, ivory, tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl, Italian
David Tecchler
ca. 1725
"Gould" Violin, Antonio Stradivari  Italian, Maple, spruce, ebony, Italian (Cremona)
Antonio Stradivari
Portrait of Jean-Philotée Achillini: seated man playing guitar on hill near tree, landscape with small town in background, Marcantonio Raimondi  Italian, Engraving; only state
Marcantonio Raimondi
ca. 1500–1534
Bon Temps, Pierre Brebiette  French, Etching
Pierre Brebiette
Pieter de Jode I
Plate 52 from "Los Caprichos": What a tailor can do! (Lo que puede un Sastre!), Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)  Spanish, Etching, burnished aquatint, drypoint, burin
Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)
Frontispiece: Virgil, Publii Virgilii Maronis Opera, Claude Mellan  French, Engraving; first state of two
Claude Mellan
Torquato Tasso

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Christiansen, Keith. 1990. A Caravaggio Rediscovered, the Lute Player. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art.