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Leonard Bernstein to Marc Blitzstein, July 20, 1962

Leonard Bernstein to Marc Blitzstein, July 20, 1962

excerpt: "Am here Bay of Naples, en route to Monte Carlo & Spain, I think of you, S & V, being Jewish your Arabic [maid?]. I hope all continues to be as joyful as before."

Das Mannerbad (The Men's Bath)

Das Mannerbad (The Men's Bath)

German (artist nationality) painter and engraver (artist role) Recto: l. c.: (monogram) AD ; verso: (in pencil) u. l.: Clark's Dec 1937; l. l.: C575/687 [and] 00425830; l. r.: 10 1/4 x 14 3/8. (inscription) Wo... More

Natural Fools, from the Triumphal Procession of Emperor Maximilian of Austria

Natural Fools, from the Triumphal Procession of Emperor Maximilian of ...

German (artist nationality) painter and woodcut designer (artist role) Recto: (initials, on belt of third figure from left): H B ; verso: (in pencil) u. l.: Clark Aug 1936 / $21.00; l. l.: C575/695 (inscription... More

Haerlem (Haarlem)

Haerlem (Haarlem)

Flemish (artist nationality) painter, engraver, etcher, and publisher (artist role) Recto: bottom center: (within image) HAERLEM. ; bottom center: (beneath image, but within plate, in German) 13. Nachdem sich H... More

Circus Maximus

Circus Maximus

from a book by Onofrio Panvinio, historian and archeologist, 1529-1568, published posthumously (artist notes) Unknown (artist nationality) Recto: top edge: (beneath moat, in Latin) POMPAE · CIRCENSIS · A · PRIS... More

Soo D'oude Songen Soo Pepen De Jongen (As the old sing, so the young twitter)

Soo D'oude Songen Soo Pepen De Jongen (As the old sing, so the young t...

after a painting by Jacob Jordaens, history and portrait painter, draughtsman, watercolorist, and engraver, 1593-1678 (artist notes) Dutch (artist nationality) engraver and publisher (artist role) Jordaens, Jac... More

[ Landscape with Flute-playing Shepherd]

[ Landscape with Flute-playing Shepherd]

after a drawing by Tiziano Vecelli, called Titian, ca. 1488-1576 (artist notes) Flemish (artist nationality) painter and engraver (artist role) Titian, ca. 1488-1576 (original artist) Recto: (no inscription); V... More

The  Finding of Paris

The Finding of Paris

after a painted copy by David Teniers, the younger, painter and engraver, 1610-1690, of a lost painting by Giorgione, ca. 1477/78-1510 (artist notes) Dutch (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Giorgione,... More

Tubicines, Liticines, Lÿricines, Cornicines, qui praecedebant Victimam et Hecatoniben (Trumpeteers, cornetists, lyre players, horn players, who precede the victims and sacrifice...)

Tubicines, Liticines, Lÿricines, Cornicines, qui praecedebant Victimam...

Unknown (artist nationality) Recto: top center: (in Latin) Tubicines, Liticines, Lÿricines, Cornicines, qui praecede- / bant Victimam et Hecatoniben. / Sacra enim sua nunquam / celebrabant antiqui sine musicis ... More

The Young and Elder Goatherd

The Young and Elder Goatherd

after a drawing by Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, called Parmigianino, painter, draughtsman and etcher, 1503-1540 (artist notes) Flemish (artist nationality) draughtsman and engraver (artist role) Parmigiani... More

Richard Low

Richard Low

after a painting possibly by John Hayls, portraitist, 1600?-1679; published by John Smith, painter, draughtsman, and engraver, 1652-1743 (artist notes) British (artist nationality) draughtsman and engraver (art... More

The  Flute Player

The Flute Player

after a painting by Otto Vorsterman, painter, 17th century (artist notes) Flemish (artist nationality) draughtsman and engraver (artist role) Vorsterman, Otto, 17th century (original artist) Recto: u. l.: (engr... More

Recorder Player

Recorder Player

after a painting by Dirck van Baburen, painter, ca. 1595-1624 (artist notes) Dutch (artist nationality) painter, draughtsman and engraver (artist role) Baburen, Dirck van, ca. 1595-1624 (original artist) Recto:... More

Mercurio sale in cielo per convocare gli Dei: Amorini nelle vele (Mercury ascends to the heavens to call together the gods: Cupids in the "sails")

Mercurio sale in cielo per convocare gli Dei: Amorini nelle vele (Merc...

after a fresco by Raphael Santi, or Sanzi or Sanzio, called Raphael or Raphael Urbinas, painter, draughtsman, sculptor and architect, 1483-1520 (artist notes) French (artist nationality) history painter, draugh... More

A  Company Making Music

A Company Making Music

Dutch (artist nationality) draughtsman, engraver, print publisher and painter (artist role) Recto: bottom center: (within image) Crispin de Pass inuent . excudit . ; bottom: (beneath image, in Latin) Concentu v... More

Adoration of the Shepherds

Adoration of the Shepherds

after a painting by Jacob Jordaens, history and portrait painter, draughtsman, watercolorist, and engraver, 1593-1678 (artist notes) Dutch (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Jordaens, Jacob, 1593-1678 ... More

Drei Flötenspieler (Three Flute Players)

Drei Flötenspieler (Three Flute Players)

Flemish (artist nationality) painter and draughtsman (artist role) Recto: u. r.: (within etching, script monogram) A. P. ; verso: u. l.: (in pencil) Oppermann / Feb. 16, 1929 / 50 fcs = $10.00 ; l. l.: (in penc... More

Les Danseurs à la flûte et au tambourin (Dancers with flute and tambourine)

Les Danseurs à la flûte et au tambourin (Dancers with flute and tambou...

after an etching by Jacques Callot, painter, draughtsman, etcher and engraver, 1592-1635 (artist notes) Unknown (artist nationality) Callot, Jacques, 1592-1635 (original artist) Recto: l. l.: (within image) 7 ;... More

Der Pfeiffenmacher (The Wind Instrument Maker)

Der Pfeiffenmacher (The Wind Instrument Maker)

possibly after a design by Caspar Luyken, or Luiken, engraver, 1672-1708 (artist notes) Austrian (artist nationality) engraver and print publisher (artist role) Recto: u. c.: Der Pfeiffenmacher / [another line ... More

Le  Trio Flamand (The Flemish Trio)

Le Trio Flamand (The Flemish Trio)

Photograph of a painting by Adriaen van Ostade, 1610-1685 (artist notes) Dutch (artist nationality) Ostade, Adriaen van, 1610-1685 (original artist) Verso: bottom center: (in pencil) Adriaen van Ostade / 208 A.... More

Le  Trio Flamand (The Flemish Trio)

Le Trio Flamand (The Flemish Trio)

after a painting by Adriaen van Ostade, painter, draughtsman, watercolorist, etcher, 1610-1685 (artist notes) French (artist nationality) painter, etcher, illustrator (artist role) Ostade, Adriaen van, 1610-168... More

De  Oude Koekvrijer (The Old Cake Suitor)

De Oude Koekvrijer (The Old Cake Suitor)

after Jan Steen, genre painter, 1626-1679 (artist notes) Flemish (artist nationality) draughtsman and engraver (artist role) Steen, Jan, 1626-1679 (original artist) Recto: l. l.: (just beneath image) J. Steen p... More

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Altus
Tenor
Sextus
Cantus
[ Vuillaume violin : scroll left side]

[ Vuillaume violin : scroll left side]

472_7316_RT8 (source note)

 Vuillaume violin : scroll right side

Vuillaume violin : scroll right side

472_7322_RT8 (source note)

 Vuillaume violin : front upper left corner
 Vuillaume violin : left f-hole

Vuillaume violin : left f-hole

472_7301_RT8 (source note)

[ Vuillaume violin : left f-hole]

[ Vuillaume violin : left f-hole]

472_7308_RT8 (source note)

[ Vuillaume violin : back button]

[ Vuillaume violin : back button]

472_7277_RT8 (source note)

 Vuillaume violin : back upper left corner
[ Vuillaume violin : front lower left corner]
[ Vuillaume violin : front upper right corner]
[ Vuillaume violin : back lower left corner]
[ Vuillaume violin : back upper right corner]
 Vuillaume violin : back lower right corner
Leon Batchelder

Leon Batchelder

Inscription: Recto: l. r.: (photographer's logo, impressed into mount) Notman's / Boston / Cambridge; Verso: u. r.: (in pencil) 090; u. c.: (in ink) Leon Batchelder Provenance: Source not known. Condition: Phot... More

Louis Cuervo

Louis Cuervo

Inscription: Recto: l. l.: (embossed seal) MANRIQUE & Co. / CARACAS; Verso: u. r.: (in pencil) 134; center: (in ink) Louis Cuervo / first flutist - Capitol / Theatre = New York City Provenance: Source not known... More

[ Vuillaume violin : right f-hole]

[ Vuillaume violin : right f-hole]

472_7312_RT8 (source note)

[ Vuillaume violin : front lower right corner]
DCM 0515: Henry Wylde Piccolo in C

DCM 0515: Henry Wylde Piccolo in C

Instrument type: Piccolo in C Medium: Cocus, silver lip plate, keys, and ferrules, metal-lined head joint.; 29.3 cm. Key Holes System: 6 keys, saltspoon, pin in block. Mark Maximum: WYLDE / FROM / RUDALL & ROS... More

DCM 0872: Anonymous Flute in C

DCM 0872: Anonymous Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebony(?), wood cap and cork-setting mechanism, mother-of-pearl bushing at embouchure, end of cap, bushings for 6 principal fingerholes, and at silver ferrules. Silver keys, m... More

DCM 0206: Walter Crosby Flute in C

DCM 0206: Walter Crosby Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Cocus, silver keys and ferrules, metal-lined head.; 67 cm. Key Holes System: 8 keys, saltspoon, pewter plugs over rectangular metal plates for C#, C. Pin in block. Mark Maxi... More

DCM 0166b: Anonymous, Mexican Indian(?) Whistle

DCM 0166b: Anonymous, Mexican Indian(?) Whistle

Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Pottery bird painted red.; 5.8 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: C. H. Schroeder, Pasadena, California, 21 March 1921.

DCM 0534: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0534: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Courting Flute ...

DCM ledger: "Winnebago" Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Cedar, stained medium brown, and showing traces of yellow. All or some of mouthpipe/flue cover had been painted yellow.; ... More

DCM 1537: Firth, Son & Co. Flute in C

DCM 1537: Firth, Son & Co. Flute in C

The end cap is wooden covered with nickel silver, probably from the late 19th century, from a German or East European-made flute (Meyer, etc.). Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Cocus(?), nickel silver cap co... More

DCM 0966: Joseph Dupre Flute in C

DCM 0966: Joseph Dupre Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebony, ebony cap with ivory disk inlay, brass liner in head joint. Silver keys, ivory ferrules.; 62.35 cm. Key Holes System: 5 keys, modern style key cups, post and rod on c... More

DCM 1362: Anonymous Panpipe Toy

DCM 1362: Anonymous Panpipe Toy

Instrument type: Panpipe Toy Medium: White celluloid with orange, black, and white images of Mickey, Minnie, and other Walt Disney characters.; 3.7 x 6.8 x 10.4 cm. Key Holes System: 8 fipple pipes, 8 note sca... More

DCM 1455: Anonymous Whistle Flute (Transverse)

DCM 1455: Anonymous Whistle Flute (Transverse)

Instrument type: Whistle Flute (Transverse) Medium: Unidentified hard wood, brass ferrule, glass beads and steel-plate.; 35.5. cm. Key Holes System: 0/6 holes. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: Source not known.

DCM 0763: Anonymous, Japanese(?) PiccoloFife in C(?)

DCM 0763: Anonymous, Japanese(?) PiccoloFife in C(?)

DCM ledger: "from Japan?" See "Fife vs. Band Flute." Instrument type: Piccolo/Fife in C(?) Medium: Copper alloy with bright nickel plate.; 32 cm. Key Holes System: 2/8 holes (including double hole for finger 2... More

DCM 1566: Theodore Berteling Clarinet in B-flat

DCM 1566: Theodore Berteling Clarinet in B-flat

Instrument type: Clarinet in B-flat Medium: Cocus, nickel silver keys and ferrules.; 60.5 cm. (as is) Key Holes System: 13 keys, modern style key cups plus 2 rings for B-F# resonance hole. Mark Maximum: BERTEL... More

DCM 1502: Anonymous, possibly French Flute in C

DCM 1502: Anonymous, possibly French Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Cocus, nickel silver keys and ferrules.; 59.7 cm. Key Holes System: 4 keys, modern style key cups, post and rod. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condition: Head joint, both sections,... More

DCM 0657: Boehm & Greve Flute in C

DCM 0657: Boehm & Greve Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Boxwood, ivory cap and ferrules, brass keys.; 66.2 cm. Key Holes System: 8 keys, round flat flaps, pin in block. Mark Maximum: BOEHM & GREVE / A / MUNICH Mark Additional: Ma... More

DCM 0444: Henry Starck Flute in C

DCM 0444: Henry Starck Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Rosewood(?), bright nickel silver keys and ferrules, metal-lined head.; 65.2 cm. Key Holes System: 8 keys, Nicholson holes, shallow saltspoon, post and rod direct mount. Mar... More

DCM 0188: Jean-Louis Tulou Flute in C

DCM 0188: Jean-Louis Tulou Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Grenadilla, with finish, silver keys and ferrules, metal-lined sockets and metal upper tenon on center joint.; 68.3 cm. Key Holes System: Old system, Tulou model. 12 keys, m... More

DCM 0731: Anonymous Pitch Pipe

DCM 0731: Anonymous Pitch Pipe

Instrument type: Pitch Pipe Medium: Mahogany. The slide scale, painted red, has an inlaid leather strip stamped from C down to [C?].; 40. 45 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condition: Missing portion of lead strip,... More

DCM 0136: Anonymous Picco Pipe

DCM 0136: Anonymous Picco Pipe

Instrument type: Picco Pipe Medium: Boxwood.; 9 cm. Key Holes System: 1/2 holes. Mark Additional: Holes marked with letters (D, A, G) and numbers (0, 1, 2) Provenance: John Finn, Essex, England, 20 Sept. 1920.

DCM 0691a: Anonymous Vertical Whistle Flute

DCM 0691a: Anonymous Vertical Whistle Flute

DCM ledger: "Spain." Roughly rectangular tube in cross section. The portions containing bark form rounded corners and the flat sections are stained dark (puce). The front and back flattened areas contain the 6 ... More

DCM 0867: Anonymous, Central American Indian Whistle (Duct Flute)

DCM 0867: Anonymous, Central American Indian Whistle (Duct Flute)

DCM ledger: "Totonac Indian, from Panuco, Vera Cruz." Instrument type: Whistle (Duct Flute) Medium: Terracotta.; 4.3 cm. Key Holes System: 0/1 hole. 2 holes for carrying cord. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condition:... More

DCM 1277: Bacon & Hart Flute in C

DCM 1277: Bacon & Hart Flute in C

Register slide in foot. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Boxwood, silver keys, ivory cap, cork-setting mechanism, and ferrules, silver keys.; 60.2 cm. Key Holes System: 4 keys, saltspoon, pin in block. The ... More

DCM 0749: Anonymous, Central American Indian Whistle

DCM 0749: Anonymous, Central American Indian Whistle

DCM ledger: "American Indian / Central American." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Brown pottery.; 4.3 cm. Key Holes System: Whistle plus 1 fingerhole. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkhorn,... More

DCM 1474: Melody Flute Co. Transverse Flute in A-flat (B-flat)

DCM 1474: Melody Flute Co. Transverse Flute in A-flat (B-flat)

Marketed as the Melody flute for amateur and young student usage. Instrument type: Transverse Flute in A-flat (B-flat) Medium: Nickel plate over brass.; 39.3 cm. Key Holes System: 0/6 holes. Mark Maximum: No m... More

DCM 0181: Anonymous Piccolo in C

DCM 0181: Anonymous Piccolo in C

The amount of tubing beneath the C# tonehole is curiously short and would appear insufficient to produce a low C. Instrument type: Piccolo in C Medium: Grenadilla, nickel silver ferrules and end cap, metal-line... More

DCM 0754: Anonymous, North American Indian Vertical Whistle Flute

DCM 0754: Anonymous, North American Indian Vertical Whistle Flute

DCM ledger: "California, Sacramento County." Instrument type: Vertical Whistle Flute Medium: Bone.; 20.5 cm. Key Holes System: 0/3 holes. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 30... More

DCM 0611: Claude Laurent Flute in C

DCM 0611: Claude Laurent Flute in C

DCM ledger: "Each key has an AMETHYST or GARNETT [sic] as big as the key, mounted on the upper surfaces (only other specimen like this is in the Paris Conservatory Museum)....outer surface is cut in diamond-sha... More

DCM 0302: Anonymous Piccolo in D-flat

DCM 0302: Anonymous Piccolo in D-flat

Instrument type: Piccolo in D-flat Medium: Rosewood(?), nickel silver keys and ferrules.; 29.2 cm. Key Holes System: 1 key, post and rod, modern key cup. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: Baxter-Northup Co., ... More

DCM 0399: Johann Gottfried Martin Flute in C

DCM 0399: Johann Gottfried Martin Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebony, ivory cap, cork-setting mechanism, and ferrules, silver keys.; 67.6 cm.; 67.65 cm. Key Holes System: 8 and 11 keyed (2 upper body joints), square flap, pin in block. ... More

DCM 0150: Anonymous, North American Indian (Cheyenne) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0150: Anonymous, North American Indian (Cheyenne) Courting Flute (...

DCM ledger: "Cheyenne." The flue cover is also glued into position and the lead flue plate is tied separately into position further down the tube to form the edge. Incised, carved designs include stag's head, b... More

DCM 0842: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Vertical Whistle Flute (Courting Flute)

DCM 0842: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Vertical Whistl...

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Winnebago." The simple carved oak flue cover is attached with string, although very likely originally attached with leather thong. Instrument type: Vertical Whistle Flute (Courtin... More

DCM 1432: William R. Meinell Flute in C

DCM 1432: William R. Meinell Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Silver.; 65.8 cm. Key Holes System: Boehm system, closed G#, Briccialdi B-flat. Mark Maximum: Wm. R. Meinell (in banner surrounded by floral designs) / NEW YORK Mark Additio... More

DCM 0167: Anonymous, Japanese Shakuhachi (Notched Flute)

DCM 0167: Anonymous, Japanese Shakuhachi (Notched Flute)

Bound with black lacquered string between front holes 1 and 2. Instrument type: Shakuhachi (Notched Flute) Medium: Bamboo, lacquered red inside, black horn uta-guchi, bound with black lacquered string.; 54.5 c... More

DCM 1677: Henry Potter Piccolo in E-flat

DCM 1677: Henry Potter Piccolo in E-flat

Instrument type: Piccolo in E-flat Medium: Cocus, nickel silver keys (bushed) and ferrules.; 25.6 cm. (as is) Key Holes System: 5 keys, modern style key cups, pin in block. Mark Maximum: (unicorn head) / HY. P... More

DCM 0709: Anonymous Pibcorn (Reed-Blown Pipe)

DCM 0709: Anonymous Pibcorn (Reed-Blown Pipe)

DCM ledger: "Exotic Pipe - Arabia." Instrument type: Pibcorn (Reed-Blown Pipe) Medium: Bamboo, with animal horn bell.; 17.2 cm. (pipe), 8.8 cm (bell). Key Holes System: 1/6 holes. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condit... More

Le  bon Monarque manquoit d'haleine (The good Monarch was short of breath)

Le bon Monarque manquoit d'haleine (The good Monarch was short of bre...

after a drawing by L. J. Lefebvre (artist notes) French (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Lefebvre, L. J. (original artist) Recto: u. l.: (above border) Ch. IV. ; u. r.: (above border) Pag. 152. ; bot... More