BRAMER, Leonaert
(b. 1596, Delft, d. 1674, Delft)

Musicians on a Terrace

Oil on canvas, 175 x 217 cm
Private collection

This canvas, the largest known work by Bramer, is probably the only surviving example of his celebrated activity as a decorative muralist. Musical ensembles were a common subject in Italian palace decoration with which Bramer had become familiar during his stay in Italy in the 1620s. By 1622 Gerard van Honthorst had brought the genre to the Netherlands.