A Man playing a Lute
manner of Caspar Netscher (Heidelberg 1639 – The Hague 1684)
Oil painting on canvas, laid down on panel, A Man playing a Lute, manner of Caspar Netscher (Heidelberg 1639 – The Hague 1684). A seated man singing and playing a lute with dark drape behind.
First recorded in the Nostell collection in 1821, when it was cleaned and restored by Mr S.Jennings; probably acquired as an original by Netscher by Charles Winn soon after he inherited; purchased by the National Trust by private treaty sale from Lord St Oswald in 2010.
Nostell Priory, The St Oswald Collection (National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
Recto: frame inscribed ‘C. NETSCHER’
Makers and roles
manner of Caspar Netscher (Heidelberg 1639 – The Hague 1684), artist
Brockwell 1915 Maurice Walter Brockwell, Catalogue of the Pictures and Other Works of Art in the Collection of Lord St Oswald at Nostell Priory, London 1915, cat. 343