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Title Girl with a Flute
Collection Huddersfield Art Gallery
Artist Attributed to Flemish School
Previously attributed to Verspronck, Johannes Cornelisz. (Dutch painter, ca.1606-1662)
Date Earliest probably 1625
Date Latest probably 1675
Description Formerly attributed to Johannes Verspronck, this small painting bears no resemblance to the work of this formal portrait painter. In style, it is much more akin to seventeenth-century Flemish painters such as Rubens or Jordaens. Its subject relates to the northern followers of Caravaggio, such as Terbruggen and Honthorst, who painted pictures of women and young boys playing musical instruments. These musicians are sometimes scantily clad and address the viewer in a provocative manner, reflecting contemporary interest in the power of music to move men's souls to emotion.
Current Accession Number KLMUS:1573.1983
Subject figure
Measurements 38.5 x 29.2 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Albert Lunn 1958.
Notes Reverse covered in brown paper, chalk on paper 'No 4', Kirklees stamps and numbers, label '264/77'. Albert Lunn was an active member of the Public Library and Art Gallery Committee. He was also a partner in the firm of Lunn & Carding Ltd, Upperhead Row, Huddersfield. He lived at 7 West Avenue, Lindley. He died 6 Dec 1957.
Rights Owner Kirklees Metropolitan Council
Author Dr Phillippa Plock



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