The Concert

Date:

1651/58

Artist:

Cornelis Visscher (Dutch, c. 1629-1658)
after Adriaen Brouwer (Flemish, 1605/06-1638)

About this artwork

Cornelis Visscher completed a number of genre scenes during his career that portray satirical figures gathering in jovial settings. The Concert was made after a painting by Adriaen Brouwer, a Flemish artist known for his innovative peasant scenes. Famous for his striking realism, including unidealized drunkards, Brouwer allowed the viewer a glance at a boisterous world that makes no apologies for celebrating. This scene boasts energy and harmony, as the musician’s song narrates the suspicious characters’ actions. Though not his own design, it resonates with Visscher’s vision—one that captured the eccentricities of Dutch life.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Cornelis Visscher

Title

The Concert

Origin

Holland

Date

1651–1658

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

267 x 197 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Horace S. Oakley

Reference Number

1923.1008

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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