Music-Making Goatherds

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Music-Making Goatherds about 1650 - 1660
The technique of this work is close to Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione but is less accomplished, and it probably originated in his studio. Both the handling and the composition resemble a drawing in the Albertina Museum in Vienna, which has been attributed to the artist’s son, Francesco Castiglione.


  • Acc. No. D 1665
  • Medium Oil colour over black chalk on paper (with vertical tear & triangular piece added in bottom margin)
  • Size 25.90 x 32.90 cm
  • Credit David Laing Bequest to the Royal Scottish Academy transferred 1910