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.
- April 20 1771
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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
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