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The Wandering Musicians

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Christian Wilhelm Ernst DIETRICH , 1712 - 1774

The Wandering Musicians


Date: 1745
Medium: Oil on oak
Dimensions: 43.3 x 33 cm
Acquisition credit: Bequeathed by Richard Simmons, 1846

In the background at the right is an inn with the sign of a jug and compasses. The figures in the foreground play a hurdy-gurdy and a fiddle. The composition appears to be derived from the work of the 17th-century Dutch artist Adriaen van Ostade and the style imitates his manner.

Dietrich himself later made an etching of the composition. It was also engraved by his friend Jean-George Wille (1715 - 1808). In 1761 Wille asked Dietrich to paint a pendant for the work, and this picture, of a woman selling pancakes, reached Paris in 1764.

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