LOO, Carle van
(b. 1705, Nice, d. 1765, Paris)
The Grand Turk Giving a Concert to his Mistress1737
Oil on canvas, 73 x 91 cm
Wallace Collection, London
The harpsichordist is identified as the artist's wife, Christina Somnis, a singer of high reputation in her day; the musical score is that of Handel's new oratorio Admeto.