HOLBEIN, Hans the Younger
(b. 1497, Augsburg, d. 1543, London)

Musicians on a Balcony

c. 1527
Pen and black ink, with gray wash, 129 x 181 mm
British Museum, London

Behind a balustrade stand five musicians clothed in contemporary Renaissance costume. This possibly depicts the Musicians' Gallery of the Triumphal Arch erected in the hall in Greenwich in 1527.




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