A1105 is an early work by Preti, probably of the mid-1630s, after a period of close study of Caravaggio. Ostensibly a scene of everyday life, this strongly-lit gathering of richly costumed players is highly theatrical. The boy with the feathered hat reappears in Preti's Concert (Hermitage, St Petersburg).
oil on canvas
image © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford