HONTHORST, Gerrit van
(b. 1590, Utrecht, d. 1656, Utrecht)

Woman Playing the Guitar

c. 1624
Oil on canvas, 82 x 58 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

On returning from his sojourn in Italy, Gerrit van Honthorst developed in Utrecht a light, colourful Caravaggism inclined to musical and gallant themes. The fanciful garb of the figures, framed in half-length, recalls the theatrical world.