Interior with a Woman Playing a Virginal by Emanuel De Witte

Height: 97.5 cm (38.39 in.), Width: 109.7 cm (43.19 in.)

The complicated spatial construction in this 'Interior with woman playing a harpischord and an officer' is achieved by the perspective and the patches of sunlight coming in. It seems as if an amorous situation is being depicted. Playing the instrument is explained as a reference to love. It is also thought that the man in bed, who is listening to the music, is suffering from a disease, namely erotic melancholy, and the music is a medicine against the pain.
(http://collectie.boijmans.nl/en/object/3594/Interior-with-a-Woman-at-the-Virginal/Emanuel-de-Witte)
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