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Valentin de Boulogne, ‘A Concert with Three Figures’, 1615-1616, The National Gallery, London
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A Concert with Three Figures, 1615-1616

Oil on canvas
37 × 50 4/5 in
93.9 × 129.1 cm
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The National Gallery, London
London

The Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth

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© Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth. Reproduced by permission of the Chatsworth Settlement Trustees.
Valentin de Boulogne
French, 1591–1632
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Though little is known of Valentin de Boulogne’s early life, he is considered one of most devoted French followers of Caravaggio. De Boulogne joined a society of foreign artists while in Rome known as Bentvueghels, or “Birds of a Feather.” He also had a close working relationship with Nicolas Poussin, with whom he was frequently compared. Though de Boulogne painted biblical scenes, allegorical images, and portraits, he is best remembered for his genre scenes of merrymaking characters enjoying music, drinks, and games in taverns. These were in part inspired by Bartolomeo Manfredi’s genre paintings, and rendered with Caravaggesque chiaroscuro. Anecdotes report that de Boulogne passed away at his early age after contracting a fever after a night carousing at a tavern.

Valentin de Boulogne, ‘A Concert with Three Figures’, 1615-1616, The National Gallery, London
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About the work
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The National Gallery, London
London

The Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth

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Painting
Image rights
© Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth. Reproduced by permission of the Chatsworth Settlement Trustees.
Valentin de Boulogne
French, 1591–1632
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Though little is known of Valentin de Boulogne’s early life, he is considered one of most devoted French followers of Caravaggio. De Boulogne joined a society of foreign artists while in Rome known as Bentvueghels, or “Birds of a Feather.” He also had a close working relationship with Nicolas Poussin, with whom he was frequently compared. Though de Boulogne painted biblical scenes, allegorical images, and portraits, he is best remembered for his genre scenes of merrymaking characters enjoying music, drinks, and games in taverns. These were in part inspired by Bartolomeo Manfredi’s genre paintings, and rendered with Caravaggesque chiaroscuro. Anecdotes report that de Boulogne passed away at his early age after contracting a fever after a night carousing at a tavern.

A Concert with Three Figures, 1615-1616

Oil on canvas
37 × 50 4/5 in
93.9 × 129.1 cm
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