“This punchbowl, which was produced for export to England, is decorated with four scenes of musicians playing their instruments. The larger scenes depict European musicians while the smaller ones on the sides show Chinese musicians in concert. A print by … Continue reading Give me a print, I will turn it into a bowl
The detail in the picture is taken from a small impression included in an illustrated Bible from 1642. The signature reads: “MHem.In. / CVS” and something. These inscription indicates that Maarten van Heemskerck (1498 – 1574) invented the composition … Continue reading Printer’s tool(s).
Recently we sold a print rarely seen in collections, the “Christ and his disciples on the way to Emmaus”, engraved by Domenico Vito, monaco Vallombrosano (fl. 1574-1578). This composition is a mirrored smaller copy from another engraving made by Philips … Continue reading A recently sold print.
Besides facing the legendary Gioconda in Paris at the Louvre, the Marriage at Cana by Veronese (1528-1588) – way more funny to behold, and definitely much bigger – served as iconographic source for many musical companies from thereafter. The iconic … Continue reading Veronese docet.
Here is a selection of images from the online database of the Morgan Library and Museum . The works on paper date from the 17th century. Enjoy. Continue reading Music Iconography at the Morgan
Frontispieces are prints facing the title-page of books (with exceptions, of course) . As plates, they usually illustrate the content of the book with more or less complex iconographies, but in many occasions the plate shows a portrait. This can … Continue reading Please, DO disturb
Notes (NL) Vuurwerk met drie of vier klavecimbels en barokorkest. Waar komt dat beter tot zijn recht dan in Scheveningen, de badplaats in Europa waar het meeste vuurwerk de lucht in vonkt? Musica Antica strijkt voor het eerst neer in … Continue reading #CONC: 3-4 Harpsichord Concertos. Bach/Vivaldi-Koopman. 19.10.18 Den Haag
Ah, social media! What a source of interesting information you are! Yesterday Prof. Steve Gillam shared on his Facebook profile the amazing video I am posting here as a link: https://www.facebook.com/steve.gilliam.75/videos/10156987128758689/. 100% worth watching. Continue reading Baroque Scene Change
Here is the pdf fair catalogue of Antiquariaat Arine van der Steur. Amsterdam_6-7Oct The fair will take place in Amsterdam at Mariott Hotel the 6th and 7th of October 2018. For more please visit https://amsterdambookfair.net/home/. Free entrace. Continue reading Amsterdam International Antiquarian Book Fair 2018 – Catalogue
#IT: Il convegno apre uno spazio di confronto tra gli specialisti sull’apporto delle opere e degli artisti fiamminghi e olandesi alla cultura figurativa meridionale tra il XV e il XVII secolo, non solo nel suo centro, Napoli, quanto soprattutto nelle sue regioni più periferiche e in Sicilia, aree fin qui oggetto di ricerche parcellizzate e in larga misura ancora poco indagate. Confrontandosi con lo stato attuale degli studi su quella “componente fiamminga” che Giovanni Previtali individuò come una delle più peculiari e distintive all’interno della pittura del Sud Italia, l’incontro è suddiviso in cinque sessioni che esplorano la questione meridionale … Continue reading #ANN: Convegno Fiamminghi al Sud. Oltre Napoli 20-21 Sept 2018 ROME