The Wallace Collection

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A Young Lady playing the Guitar
  • Caspar Netscher (1639 - 1684)
  • A Young Lady playing the Guitar
  • Netherlands
  • 1669
  • Painting
  • Oil on oak panel
  • Image size: 35.7 x 28.1 cm
  • Inscription: 'C.Netscher / 1669'
    Inscription: '[…] CIA'
  • P214
  • East Galleries II
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  • The son of a German sculptor, Caspar Netscher moved to Arnhem and later studied under Gerard ter Borch in Deventer. He settled in The Hague, becoming a member of the painters’ society, Pictura, in 1662. During this period he specialised in small-scale genre scenes (of which The Lace Maker, also in the Wallace Collection, is the finest example). A Young Lady playing the Guitar depicts a fashionably dressed girl, seated at a table covered by a sumptuous rug. Holding a guitar, she shows off her musical accomplishments.