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A Frieze Portraying a Music Party

Niccolò dell' Abate (Italian, Modena 1509–1571 Fontainebleau (?)) , circle of

Music, from The Seven Liberal Arts, plate 6

In Mariette Album, folio 92, lower left Monogrammist B (Italian, active 1540s)

Lasso, Orlando di

Zeichner: Sadeler, Johann (1) Stecher: Sadeler, Johann (1) Zeichner: Sadeler, Johann (2) Stecher: Sadeler, Johann (2) Datierung: 1565 / 1665

Allegory of Music

To create this panel three leather sheets decorated in the cuir bouilli technique, whereby the wet leather was manipulated and molded into the desired shape, were joined together. After the material was hardene... more

"Bahram Gur Sees a Herd of Deer Mesmerized by Dilaram' s Music", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi

Approximately one century after the Persian poet Nizami wrote his Khamsa (Quintet), the Indian poet Amir Khusrau Dihlavi composed a response using Nizami’s structure but varying his stories slightly. This paint... more


Gilles Rousselet (French, Paris 1614–1686 Paris)

Instruments and Stand for Music

Ryūryūkyo Shinsai (Japanese, active ca. 1799–1823) Edo period (1615–1868)

Women Playing Music

Yanagawa Shigenobu (Japanese, 1787–1832) Edo period (1615–1868)

Allegory of Music

The allegorical figure tunes a theorbo. At her shoulder is a songbird, symbol of natural music, whereas by contrast she may be a representation of modern music theory and practice. To the right are various cont... more


Savonnerie Manufactory (Manufactory, established 1626; Manufacture Royale, established 1663)

Arcadian Landscape with Figures Making Music

Jan van Huysum (Dutch, Amsterdam 1682–1749 Amsterdam)

The Goddess of Music Distributing Her Gifts to the Nations

Hubert François Gravelot (French, Paris 1699–1773 Paris)