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Anon. Bergamo School,
17th c - Still Life

Anon. Bergamo School -
Still Life

Anon. English,
Bodleian Library

Chapel of the Ursulines in Lucon, France

Anon. Court Dance


Anon. French, 16th c -
La Volta

Anon. Flemish -
Mercury and Erato

Anon. Venetian, 16th c - Apollo and the Muses

Anon. Italian, 17th c -
Viola Bastarda

Anon. Allegory of Hearing, Budejovice

Anon. Allegory of Music


Orfeo Tapestry -
Schloss Glücksburg

Anon. Musicians, Santa Maria Maggiore, Trent

Anon. 15th century -
Angel musicians

Anon. Musicians at the court of Henry III

Anon. Mexican c.1650


Anon. Angel musician, Trent

Anon. Festival book, 1650


Anon. Neapolitan


Anon. Madonna della Campana, Casarano

Anon. Cappella Madonna di Loreto

Anon. Cappella Madonna di Loreto

Anon. Claudio Monteverdi


Anon. Flemish -
Love, c.1600

Fresco from the Schloss Goldegg, 1536

Anon. Allegory of Hearing, Verona

Anon. Santa Maria


Anon. Amsterdam School, 17th c.

Anon. Bears, Dresden ms


Anon. Stuttgart Psalter c.830

Anon. Italian, 1600s


Anon. Tilework from Lisbon


Anon. Vièle in Milan


Anon. Enigme joyeuse, c.1610

Anon. Veronese School, 17thc

Anon. Santiago de Compostela

Anon. Santiago de Compostela

Anon. Santiago de Compostela

Anon. Santiago de Compostela

Unknown -
Gamba Schlepper

Sir Henry Unton's Funeral


Unknown


Unknown - Musician nuns, Carpensis Family

Unknown - Dutch


Unknown - Dutch


Unknown - Musician Putti


Unknown - Musical Gathering

Unknown - Drawing of Treble Player

Diligence, from The Late King's Goods

San Pietro Martire with San Nicola di Bari

Portrait of Pietro Nardini

Portrait of Mr. de Ste. Colombe

Caricature of Vandini


Portrait of musician, 16th c


Abate - Parnassus


Nicolo dell'Abate - Concerto


Abate - Design for a fresco

Allori - Decorative detail

Allori - Decorative detail

Amalteo - Angel musicians

Amman, 1568

Jobst Amman

Arnold - Still Life

Auger - Musician lovers

Hans Baldung -
Drawing of a Viol

Hans Baldung


Jan van Balen -
Allegory of Music

Hendrik van Balen - Apollo


Jan van Balen -
Allegory of Hearing

Bandiera - Coronation

Leonora Baroni

Bellini - Venezia, 1487

Bruyn Bartholomäus -
Altarpiece, Essen

Bruyn Bartholomäus -
Birth of Christ, 1516

Evaristo Baschenis
- Musical Instruments

Evaristo Baschenis
- Musical Instruments

Evaristo Baschenis
- Musical Performance

Evaristo Baschenis -
Still Life

Evaristo Baschenis -
Still Life

Girolamo Bedoli - Parma Cathedral

Cornelis Bega -
The Duet

Francesco Benaglio - Enthroned Madonna

Giulio Benso - Cathedral of San Lorenzo


Bercht - Instrumentalists

Bercht - Women musicians


Bercht - Celebration

Etienne Bergerat - Motet par ses enfants


Bitti - Coronation


Boesset - Airs de cour

Bonaventura Bettera -
Still Life

Bonaventura Bettera -
Still Life

Bonaventura Bettera -
Still Life

Bartolomeo Bettera -
Strumenti musicali

Bonaventura Bettera -
Still Life

Bonaventura Bettera -
Still Life

Abraham van Beyeren -
Still Life

Jan van Bijlert -
The Concert

Jan van Bijlert -
A Merry Company

Giambattista Bissoni - Glory of the angels

Maximilian Blommaerdt -
Interior

Maximilian Blommaerdt -
The Concert

Cammillo Boccaccini - The prophet David

Dionisio Bonmartini - Musical group

Dionisio Bonmartini - Musical group

Henri Bonnart -
Euterpe

Henri Bonnart - J. B. Lully


Gerard Ter Borch -
The Concert

Gerard Ter Borch -
The Music Lesson

Bordone - Man Playing a Viol

Thomas Willeboirts Bosschaert


Bosse - The Ball, 1634

Abraham Bosse -
Musical Society

Abraham Bosse - Hearing


Valentin de Boulogne


Andre Bouys -
Marin Marais

Giovanni Battista Bracelli - c.1630

Leonart Bramer -
Vanitas

Bramer - Musicians on a Terrace

Brassauw - Musical Company, 1730


Bretschneider - Musicians

Jan Breugel (Elder) - Allegory of Hearing

Jan Breugel (Elder) - Interior with Lutenist

Domenico Brusasorci - Angel musicians

Domenico Brusasorci - Rehearsal

Domenico Brusasorci - Rehearsal


Burch - Terrace


Buroner - Albumn

Carlo Caliari - Musicians


Luca Cambiaso - The nine muses

Giulio Campi - The prophet David


Cantigas de Santa Maria

Michelangelo Caravaggio - Orpheus

Michelangelo Caravaggio - Concerto

Michelangelo Caravaggio - Lute Player

Carducho - Vision of St. Anthony

Vittore Carpaccio - Jesus in the Temple

Louis Carrogis, 1760



Catalano - Annunciation


Catalano - Ascension

Catalano - Madonna and Child

Catalano - Adoration of the Magi

Agostino Cerasi - Gamba Player, 1591

Giovan Battista della Cerva - Angel Musicians

Bartolomeo Cesi - Adoration of the Magi

Bartolomeo Cesi - Trinita, Siena

Bartolomeo Cesi - Trinita, Siena

Bartolomeo Cesi - Trinita, Siena

Champaigne and Plattemontagne

Champaigne and Plattemontagne

Giaccomo Cipper -
La Serenata

Pieter Claesz -
Still Life

Hendrik de Clerck -
Auf dem Parnass

Hendrik de Clerck - Minerva and the Muses

Hendrik de Clerck - Apollo and the Muses


Cock - Allegory of Hearing

Pieter Jacobsz Codde - Musical Scene

Pieter Jacobsz Codde - Seated Lady

Pieter Jacobsz Codde - The Concert

Pieter Jacobsz Codde - Gallant Company

Collaert – Enconium Musices

Edwaert Collier -
Vanitas

Colombel -
St. Cecilia

Conca – Allegory of Music and Poetry

Conca – Allegory of Music and Poetry


Coques – Charles II Dancing

Cornelis van Harlem -
Still Life


Correa – Baby Jesus

Cornelius Cort - Auditus, 1561

Lorenzo Costa - Madonna and Child

Gonzales Coques - Family Gathering

Credi - Portrait of a young man

Jacob Gerritszoon Cuyp - Vanitas

Delaporte -
Still Life

Alexandre-François Desportes - Still Life

Jean Dieu -
Un homme de qualité'

Jean Dieu - Castello de Blois

Domenichino -
St. Cecilia

Gerrit Dou -
Artist in His Studio

Gerrit Dou


Gerrit Dou - Playing Cards


Jacob Duck -
Merry Company

Jacob Duck -
Elegant Company

Jacob Duck -
Soldiers Playing Cards

Jacob Duck -
Merry Company

Jacob Duck -
Lady at Her Toilette

Jacob Duck -
Making Music

Jacob Duck -
Brothel Scene

Albrecht Dürer - Madonna and Child

Willem Duyster - Music Making Couple

Duyster – Wedding Party

Duyster – Music Party

Anthony van Dyck - Portrait of Mary Ruthven

Eglantine Table, Hardwick Hall, 1567

Elsheimer – Exaltation of the Cross

Jan Jiri Etgens - Benedictine Abbey

Eustache Le Seuer -
The Muse Erato

Eustache Le Seuer -
The Muses

Caesar van Everdingen - Muses with Pegasus

Carel Fabritius -
View of the City of Delft

Aniello Falcone -
The Concert

Giovanni Antonio Fasolo, 1569

Fehling - Apotheosis August the Strong

Ferrari - Madonna of Orange Trees

Gaudenzio Ferrari


Gaudenzio Ferrari - Duomo di Saronno

Eusebio Ferrari - Palazzo Verga Vercelli

Eusebio Ferrari - Palazzo Verga Vercelli

Ludovico Fiumicelli - Madonna and Child

Benedetto Floriani - Musical Company

Fontana – Apollo and Muses

Fontana – Apollo and Muses


Franceschini – Cellist


Franceschini – Gamba


Franchi - St. Cecilia

Francia - Madonna and Child

Francke – Painting on a harpsichord

Pauwels Francks - Allegory of Music

Jean-Martial Fredou -
J.B. Forqueray

Albert Freyse - Herzog August and His Family

Antonio Domenico Gabbiani - Musicians

Thomas Gainsborough - Ann Ford

Thomas Gainsborough - K.F. Abel

Thomas Gainsborough - K.F. Abel

Thomas Gainsborough - K.F. Abel

Bernardino Galliari -
Music

Lattanzio Gambara - Concerto

Jean Garnier - Still Life


Garofalo - Vision of the Trinity


Gennari - Orpheus

Artemisia Gentileschi -
Self Portrait

Orazio Gentileschi -
Lute Player

Gimignani – Gabinetto Nazionale

Grebber – Music Making Company

El Greco -
Angelic Concert

El Greco - Annunciation


Jacques Grief -
Vanitas

Matthias Grunewald -
The Isenheim Altarpiece

Gyles - David Singing God's Praise

Gyles - David Singing God's Praise

Dirk Hals -
Banquet Scene

Dirk Hals -
Musicians

Dirk Hals


Dirk Hals -
Viol Player

Wolfgang Heimbach - Musician


Bartolomeus van Helst - Woman with Lute

William Hogarth - An Election Entertainment

Gerrit van Honthorst - Musical Party

Gerrit van Honthorst - Laughing Violinist

Gerrit van Honthorst - Violin Player

Gerrit van Honthorst - Young Woman

Pieter de Hooch -
Music making Family

Pieter de Hooch - Company Making Music

Jan Josef Horemans


Pieter Jacob Horemans - The Dance Lesson

Nicolas Houel - Procession de Louise de Lorraine

Pierre Nicolas Huilliot -
Still Life

Laurent de la Hyre - Putti


Girolamo Imparato - Immaculate Conception

Girolamo Imparato - Immaculate Conception

Girolamo Imparato - Immaculate Conception

Girolamo Imparato - The Trinity

Janssens – Elegant Company

Hieronymus Janssens - Lady With Musicians

Hieronymus Janssens - Elegant Company Feasting

Hieronymus Janssens - Elegant Company

Etienne Jeaurat - Musical Soiree

Hans Judenkünig - Ain schone kunstliche...

Hans Judenkünig - 18th century imitation

Kamper – Portrait of a Musician

Ferdinand van Kassel - Feline concert

Frederick Kerseboom - Sir John Langham

Jan van Kessel - Personification of Music

Jan van Kessel - Allegory of Hearing

Jan van Kessel – Allegory of Hearing

Gerard van Kuijl



Kuijl – Musical Company

Johann Kupetzky - Portrait of a Woman


Lairesse

Gerard de Lairesse


Gerard de Lairesse - Elegant Company

Nicolas Lancret



Landry – Five Senses

Bernardino Lanino - Madonna Ascending

Bernardino Lanino - Nativity


Bernardino Lanino - Angel musician

Bernardino Lanino - Putti musicians

Largilliere – Adelaide de Gueidan

Marcellus Laroon II - Concert at Montagu House

Pieter Lastman



Sir Peter Lely - The Concert


Lesrel – Baptism


Lesrel – Musical Trio


Lesrel – Musicians

Robert Levrac -
les ordinaires du roi


Judith Leyster -
Young Flute Player

Judith Leyster -
Carousing Couple

Licherie – L'accord des nations

Ligorio – Allegory of Music

Lorenzo Lippi - Personification of Music

Carle van Loo - Grand Turk Giving a Concert

Carle van Loo


Vasco Pereira Lusitano - Fresco, 1604

Christian Luykx -
Still Life

Nicolaes Maes -
An Interior

Rutilio Manetti - Mass of San Cerbone

Rutilio Manetti - Mass of San Cerbone

Rutilio Manetti - Victorious Earthly Love

Philip Mercier - Frederick, Prince of Wales


Mercier – Musical Party


Micheli - Concerto

Hans Mielich - Orlando di Lasso, 1568

Mieris – Painter and his family

Gabriel Metsu - The Letter-Writer Surprised

Gabriel Metsu - Woman Seated at a Table

Gabriel Metsu


Gabriel Metsu -
Reverie

Nicolas Mignard -
St. Cecilia

Pier Francesco Mola - Happy Musicians


Mola – Giovane

Molenaer - Young Man and Woman Making Music

Jan Miense Molenaer - Family Making Music

Jan Miense Molenaer - Allegory

Joos de Momper



Montagna - Madonna introno

Cristoforo Munari -
Still Life


Musscher – Sinfonia

Michiel Musscher - Sinfonia


Michiel Musscher - Woman With Gamba


Nattier - Leçon de musique

Jean-Marc Nattier -
Mme. Henriette of France

Jean-Marc Nattier, c.1710


Caspar Netscher


Caspar Netscher


John Nixon - A Solo on the Viola di Gamba

Ochtervelt – Music Lesson

Leli Orsi - Saint Cecilia


Adriaen van Ostade - Village Musicians

Jean-Baptiste Oudry - Basse de viole

Francesco Pagano - Angel Musicians

Antonie Palamedesz - Party Scene with Music

Antonio Palomino - Salamanca

Giovanni Paolo Pannini - Musical Fete

Pater – Dancers in a Pavillion

Cosimo Piazza -
Angel Gambist

Bonifazio de Pitati -
Concerto

Johann Georg Platzer - Musical Company

John Playford - Brief Intro to the Skill of Musick

John Playford


Roland de la Porte - Still Life


Hendrick Gerritsz Pot - The Painter in His Studio

Primaticcio - Personification of Music

Primaticcio - Personification of Music

Primaticcio - Personification of Music

Probst - Allegory of Hearing

Giulio Cesare Procaccini - Allegory of Music

Giulio Cesare Procaccini - Angel Musicians


Pousson – Organ loft case

François Puget - Réunion de musiciens

Sanzio Raffaello -
St. Cecilia

Nicolas Regnier


H. van Rijn Rembrandt - The Music Party

Guido Reni -
St. Cecilia

Guido Reni - Fresco


Francisco Ribalta - Embrace of Saint Francis

Marco Ricci -
Concertino

Marco Ricci -
An Opera Rehearsal

Pieter de Ring - Still Life
of Musical Instruments

Cesare Ripa - Poesia, 1603


Cesare Ripa - Armonia, 1603


Robusti – Concert of Muses

Jacopo Robusti (Tintoretto) - Parnassus

Cristoforo Roncalli - Studies of an Angel

Cristoforo Roncalli - Studies of an Angel

Rottmayr - Fresco from Salzburg

Rottmayr – Fresco from Vienna

J.M. Rottmayr - Collegiate Church, Kremsier

J.M. Rottmayr - Dreifaltigkeitskirche

Peter Paul Rubens -
Medici Fresco

Peter Paul Rubens - Angels


Rubens - Education of Marie de' Medici

Peter Paul Rubens



Sadeler – Love

Cornelis Saftleven -
The Duet

Santacker -
A Musical Company

Raffaello Sanzio - Parnassus

Carlo Saraceni - St.
Cecilia with the Angel

Schweitzer – Weikersheim Castle

Vincent Sellaer -
Apollo and the Muses

Vincent Sellaer


Serpotta - San Spirito

Bernardino del Signoraccio - Altar, c.1493

Christopher Simpson -
The Division-Violist

Pieter van Singeland - Musical Party

Elisabetta Sirani - Personification of Music

Sollecito – Madonna with Child

Jan Steen -
Wedding Party


Jan Steen

Hendrik van Steenwyk - Figures in Church Interior

Bernardo Strozzi -
Gamba Player

Bernardo Strozzi -
Il Concerto

Bernardo Strozzi -
St. Cecilia and the Angel

Bernardo Strozzi -
St. Cecilia and the Angel

Abraham Tempel -
David Leeuw and Family

David Teniers I -
Self-Portrait with Family


David Teniers II


Teniers II – Self-portrait

Hendrick Terbrugghen - Laughing Bravo, Bass Viol

Tiepolo – Allegory of Music

Reinhold Timm -
Musical Company

Tintoretto -
Women Playing Music

Imitator of Titian -
A Concert

Vecellio Tiziano -
The Concert

Titian - Sant'Antonio Abate


Titian - Sant'Antonio Abate


Titian - Sant'Antonio Abate


Lodewijk Toeput - The Nine Muses

Nicolas Tournier -
Concert a sept

Cornelis Troost -
Portrait

Cornelis Troost -
The Music Lesson


Herbert Tuer

Vallayer-Coster – Musical Instruments

Vallayer-Coster – Musical Instruments

Gaspare Vazzano - Madonna of the angels

Tiziano Vecellio - Giorgione e Campagnola

Frans Xaver Hendrik Verbeek - Music Makers

Verkolje – Young Man with Gamba

Jan Verkolje I -
Elegant Couple

Jan Verkolje I -
Duo

Jan Vermeer - Lady Seated at a Virginal

Jan Vermeer -
Lady at a Virginal

Jan Vermeer -
The Concert

Vermeulen -
Still Life

Paolo Veronese -
Dives and Lazarus

Paolo Veronese - Marriage of St. Catherine

Paolo Veronese -
Marriage at Cana

Paolo Zacchia di Antonio da Vezzano, 1540

Joseph Marie Vien I - Personification of Music

Timoteo Viti - Madonna and child

Vorhaut - Buxtehude, Reincken and Theile

Cornelis de Vos -
The Seven Liberal Arts


Vos – Young Lovers


Vouet – Saint Cecilia

Wallerstein - Harmonie

Wasielewski - book plate

Jean-Antoine Watteau - Les Charmes de la Vie

Watteau – Studies of a violinist

Watteau – Studies of a violinist


Weckherlin – Stammbuch

Weckherlin – Stammbuch

Werff – Lady Playing the Lute

Domenico Zampieri -
The Cumean Sybil

Domenico Zampieri -
St. Cecilia

Domenico Zampieri -
St. Cecilia Making Music


Zelotti – A Concert

Bernardo Zenale - Angel singers and musicians


Zoffany - Cervetto

Zoffany - Gore Family

Zoffany - Sharp Family

Zoffany - Self Portrait