LE NAIN brothers
(b. 1598/1610, Laon, d. Louis and Antoine: 1648, Mathieu: 1677, Paris)

Three Young Musicians

c. 1630
Oil on panel, 27 x 34 cm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

The representation of a group of children is frequent in the work of the Le Nain brothers. These small-format paintings depict children singing or playing, arranged in simple compositions such as the present one. Here the figures are all standing, arranged almost in a straight line.

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