|Collection||Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum|
|Artist|| After Lucas van Leyden (Netherlandish artist, ca. 1494-1533)
Previously attributed to Lucas van Leyden (Netherlandish artist, ca. 1494-1533)
|Date Latest||probably about 1800|
|Description||In 1524 Lucas van Leyden dated an engraving of an elderly couple playing on two instruments while sitting next to a tree. The Musicians is an enlarged copy, of relatively recent date, after this engraving by Lucas. The name of the painter is not known. It is an example of the fashion for representations of everyday life of 'ordinary people', often with a moralising aim.|
|Current Accession Number||587|
|Former Accession Number||256 (1893)|
|Measurements||47.9 x 34.9 cm cm (estimate)|
|Material||oil on panel|
|Acquisition Details||Bequeathed by Mrs John Graham-Gilbert 1877.|
|Provenance||John Graham-Gilbert, Glasgow.|
|Publications||Hofstede de Groot, C., 'Hollandsche kunst in Schotland', Oud-Holland, vol. 11, 1893, p.141, as after an engraving by Lucas; Dutch and Flemish Netherlandish and German Paintings, Glasgow Art Gallery and Museums, 1961, vol. 1, text, p. 83, as after Lucas van Leyden.|
Label on frame '407'.
H. Miles, in Dutch and Flemish Netherlandish and German Paintings (Glasgow Art Gallery and Museums, 1961, vol. 1, p. 83), first identified the painting as 'An enlarged copy, of relatively recent date, after an engraving by Lucas of 1524 (Hollstein, vol. 10, p.174, repr.).' This small engraving (Bartsch, A., Le Peintre-graveur, vol. 7, Vienna, 1808, no. 155) is reproduced, in its original size, in Lvcas van Leyden - Pieter Brvegel D. Ä.: Das gesamte graphische Werk: Einfürung von Jacques Lavalleye, Vienna and Munich, 1968, Lvcas van Leyden, no. 155; in older gallery catalogues as by Lucas van Leyden.
|Rights Owner||Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)|
|Author||Dr Heiner Krellig|