Lot 12
Michiel van Musscher (1645 - 1705) A COURT MOTIF

An der Wende vom 17. auf das 18. Jahrhundert
39 x 34 cm (h x b)

75 000 CZK
   |   3 000 EUR

The court motif presents a painting of a wealthy woman who practices playing a musical instrument and in the meantime refreshes herself with oysters. Michiel van Musscher was a Dutch Golden Age painter. According to Houbraken, he showed a talent for drawing at a young age, and had many teachers, of which he kept a record. Though his entire education spanned several years, Houbraken was astonished that he became so skilled with so few hours of professional study, and concludes that he must have had a great natural talent that he practiced extensively on his own.