VALENTIN DE BOULOGNE
(b. 1591, Coulommier-en-Brie, d. 1632, Roma)
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Oil on canvas, 190 x 265 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna
This crowded inn scene contains all the elements that were popular in the genre based on Caravaggio's paintings. Valentin de Boulogne was one of Caravaggio's followers, and he may be considered the most important French Caravaggisti.