BIJLERT, Jan van
(b. 1597/98, Utrecht, d. 1671, Utrecht)

Music-making Company

c. 1629
Oil on wood, 40 x 69 cm
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna

Bijlert was one of the Utrecht Caravaggisti who painted small, cabinet scale pictures on wooden support for Dutch clientele. In this conversation piece he created a harmonious ensemble of the musicians.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 5 minutes):
Biagio Marini: Sonata in echo