Name: The Musical Party (Family Allegory).
Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn
Location: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
This painting marks a turning point in Rembrandt's work and it was his fourth painting of 1626. The group of people here are said to be members of his family. His older brother Gerrit appears as the cellist, his sister as the singer-courtesian in classical dress and his mother dressed as a prophetess. They appeared frequently in his early works. Rembrandt himself appears as the harp player. The painting shows how Rembrandt often tried to tell a story with his paintings, yet incorporated portraiture at the same time.