• Title: Bagpipe Player
  • Creator: Hendrick ter Brugghen
  • Date Created: 1624
  • Physical Dimensions: overall: 100.7 x 82.9 cm (39 5/8 x 32 5/8 in.) framed: 129.54 × 111.76 × 7.62 cm (51 × 44 × 3 in.)
  • Provenance: Possibly Aernout van Lingen, Utrecht, by 1676.[1] probably with (Glenz, Berlin), in 1915;[2] possibly Gustav Klemperer Edler von Klemenau [1852-1926], Dresden; his son, Dr. Herbert von Klemperer [1878-1951], Berlin;[3] (sale, Lange, Berlin, 18-19 November 1938, no. 151); acquired by Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, inv. no. 2613; restituted July 2008 to Klemperer's heirs; (sale, Sotheby's, New York, 9 January 2009, no. 40); (Johnny Van Haeften London Ltd., London; Otto Naumann, New York; Bernheimer Fine Art Ltd., Munich); purchased April 2009 by NGA. [1] The inventory of Aernout van Lingen, "raad in de Vroedshap," which was made in Utrecht in 1676, lists: "Een saakpijp van Ter Brugghen." The inventory, first published by Marten Jan Bok ("Hendrick Jansz. ter Brugghen," in Albert Blankert et al., _Nieuw Licht op de Gouden Eeuw; Hendrick ter Brugghen en tijdgenoten_, exh. cat., Centraal Museum, Utrecht; Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Braunschweig, 1986-1987: 71), is in the Gemeentearchief Utrecht, Stadsarchief II, inv. no. 3146, 1676. [2] A. von Schneider, _Caravaggio und die Niederländer_, Marburg-Lahn, 1933; 2nd ed., Amsterdam, 1967: 140. [3] Dr. Klemperer was forced to surrender the painting when he left Germany in 1938.
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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