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Peasants Listening to Itinerant Musicians on a Tree-lined Road

Giovanni Andrea Coppolaca. 1665

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

An old man is playing a harp and a boy, holding a scroll, is singing; a dog is asleep on the left. The peasants, either standing or sitting, are gathered around the musicians. The background shows a view of a mountainous landscape with trees and houses.

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  • Title: Peasants Listening to Itinerant Musicians on a Tree-lined Road
  • Creator: Coppola, Giovanni Andrea
  • Date Created: ca. 1665
  • Provenance: Ex collection: Giovanni Piancastelli
  • Inscribed: At lower right: Gennaro 1655. Gio. And[re]a Coppola fe[...]
  • Exhibitions: Wellesley, Mass.- Finch College Museum of Art, "The Two Sicilies: Drawings from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum", Sept. 12 - Nov. 22, 1970.New York, NY- Finch College Museum of Art. "The Two Sicilies: Drawings from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum", Feb. 4 - March 20, 1970. Cat. #10, p. 7 rep.Sarasota, Fla.- The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, "Baroque Painters of Naples", Mar. 4 - Apr. 4, 1961, no. 68, reprod. Wilkes-Bar, PA- Wyoming Valley Art League, "Master Drawings from the Collection of the CUM", Oct. 11-25, 1957, no. 36.
  • Dimensions: 23 x 22.4 cm (9 1/16 x 8 13/16 in.)
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Museum purchase through gift of various donors
  • Medium: Red crayon, pen and brown ink on paper

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