CAVAROZZI, Bartolomeo
(b. ca. 1590, Viterbo, d. 1625, Roma)

Aminta's Lament

Oil on canvas, 83 x 107 cm
Private collection

The musical score shown to the spectator by the two young men reproduces pages 16 and 17 of Aminta Musicale, a musical adaptation by Erasmo Marotta (1578-1641) of Torquato Tasso's famous pastoral poem.

This painting is derived from Caravaggesque models. The figures were painted by Cavarozzi, while the still-life is attributed to the Master of the Acquavella Still-Life (active in Rome in the 1610s).