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Interior with a young Man holding a Recorder

Painted by Francesco Buoneri, called Cecco del Caravaggio (c.1610 - 1621); oil on canvas; 103 x 138 cm

This scene shows a young man holding a recorder in a room almost overflowing with still life objects. The musician in the scene confronts the viewer with a challenging air. The painting is clearly by a follower of Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio (1571- 1610), whose art had an enormous impact on a range of European artists. Over the years, scholars have suggested attributions to different French, Flemish and Spanish artists. Cecco del Caravaggio was first proposed as the author in 1943.

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