Portrait of a Man playing the Bagpipes
Painted by Hendrick ter Brugghen (1588?-1629)
Oil on canvas
94 x 75 cm
The model in this painting seems to be the same as the bagpiper in a painting of the same year in the Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne. Both belong to a group of similar half-length musicians which the artist started in 1621. The subject was popular among the followers of Caravaggio in Utrecht where ter Brugghen settled c. 1615 on his return from Rome.