The Getty unveils work by master Italian artist

Apr 30, 2024 239

The J. Paul Getty Museum has acquired “A Drinking and Musical Party,” a lively 17th-century genre painting by Italian artist Bartolomeo Manfredi, from a private collector. The painting went on view on April 23 in the Getty Center’s East Pavilion.

The painting depicts a group of seven young men gathered around a table to eat, drink and play music. An elegantly dressed man on the bottom left plays a lute, entertaining the group as they enjoy wine. 

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