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Animals wearing human clothes play sounds and sing from a score open on a table, while others attending dance; represesenting musical soirées held by Teresa Cornelys. Mezzotint after E. van Heemskerck.

  • Heemskerck, Egbert, active approximately 1700-1744.
Date
April 20 1771
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33827i
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"A satire on the concerts held by Mrs Cornelys (Madame Trenti) at her house in Soho Square."--British Museum online catalogue. The singer Madame Cornelys was known for her lavish musical gatherings in Carlisle House, on the east side of Soho Square in London, which were often attended by high society. "Signor G-dag-ni" is the castrato singer Cosimo Gaetano Guadagni, who also performed at Carlisle House

On the back wall are three framed paintings: on the left, Cimon and Pero; in the centre, a marine painting; and on the right a version of Jupiter and Io by Correggio

Publication/Creation

[London] : Publish'd according to Act of Parliament [by Robert Sayer?], April 20 1771

Physical description

1 print : mezzotint, with etching ; image 23 x 35.5 cm

Lettering

The harmoniac meeting. Most humbly dedicated to Mrs. C-rn-y, Signor G-dag-ni, and the rest of the honourable subscribers to the celebrated vocal society in S-ho. by their most obliged and ever humble servant, Signora Sol-Fa.

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Wellcome Library no. 33827i

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