A Franco-Flemish double-manual harpsichord,
The painting of
the inside of the lid of
the Franco-Flemish harpsichord after cleaning and restoration
after cleaning and restoration
The author of this painting has yet to be determined. But, like the painting of the figures on the top of the lid, it is of extremely high quality and compares with the best Parisian landscape artists active around 1750. It shows a sylvan landscape with groups of figures engaged in rural activities. The figures are painted in a vigorous, free style and it seems likely that they hold the key to an eventual attribution of this landscape painting.
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