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Violin Player with a Wine Glass

Violin Player with a Wine Glass

1623

Dirck van Baburen

(Dutch, c. 1595-1624)

Oil on canvas

80.4 x 67.1 cm (31 5/8 x 26 7/16 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 2018.25

Fun Fact

Other paintings by Utrecht artists feature the same model, whose extravagant mustache and broken tooth make him instantly recognizable.

Description

Baburen, a native of Utrecht, was among the first to introduce Caravaggio’s revolutionary style to the Netherlands. Half-length figures positioned close to the picture plane project a lively spontaneity. This musician’s loose, colorful dress marks him as a figure at the edges of society, unbound by behavioral norms—associations enhanced by his bold gaze, unshaven face, and cheeky grin complete with broken tooth.

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