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

Late 17th/early 18th century
Oil on canvas
39 x 34 cm (h x w)
Signed: Unsigned

Starting price
75 000 CZK
   |   3 000 €

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.

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