Status of March 2001
PLEASE DO NOT SEND ADDITIONAL ENTRIES. The entries published here are only the ones for which I have somewhat respectable bibliographic entries at this time. I have much more information for these and for additional entries which will be added as I get around to it. I didn't set out to compile a bibliography -- or, more properly, an iconography. This list is just what happens to be lying about the house. It is very much a work in progress, but if I waited until everything was perfect, it would never appear.
However, I would appreciate corrections -- wrong page references, for example. Send corrections to
University of New Hampshire
Durham NH 03824 (USA)
I am singularly error-prone, alas, and I am sure that there are numerous mistakes in this list. Sorry. A few late entries didn't make the index. Next time.
The purpose of this iconography is to answer the question "Where can I find an illustration of ...?" I have included only works of art for which there is a published reproduction (plus some that are in the Visual Collection, Fine Arts Library, Harvard University and a few in the Bild-Archiv Photo Marburg).
Many thanks to the UHN Music Department for putting this index on their web page.
Musicians, Minstrels, etc.: [Pr Anon.] British, 1600. Jigg-Posse, title page vignette of William Kemp, Kemps nine daies wonder ... London, Nicholas Lang, 1600. woodcut. Two figures: a dancer (with anklets with bells) is accompanied by a player of pipe and tabor (deep drum). (MgB III/9, Abb. 151; MGG V, col. 111)
[Pa Cambridge Fitzwilliam] Flemish, ca. 1620. Morris Dancers by the Thames at Richmond. Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum. The five dancers are accompanied by a player of pipe and tabor. (1960 catalog of paintings I, pl. 23 [useless reproduction]; MgB IV/4, p. 87; Connoisseur 138  216, 217 [detail]; Early Music 9  351 [detail], as Flemish School, 16th century)
Triumph of David: [Colyn Pa] Colyn, David (b.1582). Triumph of David. Utrecht, RM Het Catharijneconvent. The Welcoming Women sing and play violin/viola and pipe (very long) and tabor (deep). (W. Bosmans. Eenhandsfluit en Trom in de Lage Landen. Peer 1991. p. 38)
Jephthah: [E van de Velde Dr] Velde, Esaias van de (1587-1630). The Return of Jephthah (162-). London BM. drawing. One of the Welcoming Women holds a lute. Another may play a pipe and tabor. unimp. (G. S. Keyes. Esaias van de Velde. Doornspijk 1984. cat. no. D 1, pl. 343 [ok reproduction], suggests date of 1629)
[E van de Velde Pa] _______. The Return of Jephthah (1625). location unknown (1984). The Welcoming Women play lyre, pipe and tabor and tambourine. (G. S. Keyes. Esaias van de Velde. Doornspijk 1984. cat. no. 5, pl. 342 [fine reproduction], notes Ingram sale, Sotheby's, 6.V.1964, lot. 150)
Other: [BI Amsterdam n.d.] Goltzius, Hendrik (1558-1617), attr. "Qui regnare facit Hominem Hypocritam propter peccata populi," from Den Doolhof van de Dwalende Gheesten. Amsterdam n.d. engraving. Emblem: "A hypocrite reigns because of the sins of the people." "Sapientia Carnis," a draped, dancing woman, plays a pipe and drum. (IB vol. 3, no. 302, p. 273, "according to Hirschmann, at best, after Hendrik Goltzius")
See also Scenes of Everyday Life -- Outdoor, Dances and Dancers.
Dances and Dancers: [BI Middelburg 1623] Venne, Adriaen van de (1589-1662). Title illustration from De lijst van het Tafereel, genaent Sinne-Bommeken, in Zeeusche Nachtegael IV ...Middelburg 1623. engraving. Four couples dance in a circle, accompanied by a pipe and tabor player (with circlets of bells at his elbows, wrists, knees and ankles). (W. Bosmans. Eenhandsfluit en Trom in de Lage Landen. Peer 1991. p. 18)
Musicians: [Honthorst Pa] Honthorst, Gerrit van (1590-1656). An Old Woman and a Pipe and Tabor Player by Candlelight. private collection. (W. Bosmans. Eenhandsfluit en Trom in de Lage Landen. Peer 1991. p. 21)
Parables -- Prodigal Son: [F II Francken Pa] Francken, Frans II (1581-1642). The Prodigal Son among the Whores (1633). Paris Louvre. Musicians play viola da braccio and pipe and drum (deep). A woman holds a lute as she is embraced. (E. Vetter. Der verlorene Sohn ... Düsseldorf 1955. pl. 27 [poor reproduction]; Vis. Coll. 374.1.25[P]a)
[F II Francken Pr] _______. The Prodigal Son among the Whores. etching. Figures include players of violin and pipe and drum. (Hollstein [Dutch] VII, no.1, p. 9])
Planets: [Pa Amsterdam RM] Flemish, first half, 17th century. The Children of Mercury. Amsterdam RM. Includes, among many musical references, a comedian playing a pipe and drum (?). (Mirimonde Astrologie. pl. 245; Gazette des Beaux-Arts 73  352 [small reproduction])
Garden Parties: Vinckboons, David (1576-1629), attr. Garden Party. Zürich, Kunsthaus. drawing. A cavalier plays a lute and a musician plays a pipe (long, flairing slightly) and drum (unclear, seems to be shallow, vertical). (G. S. Keyes. Esaias van de Velde. Doornspijk 1984. fig. 43 [ok reproduction])
Village/Rustic Scenes: [P II Breughel Pa] Breughel, Pieter II (1564?-1638), attr. Village Fair. Brussels MRBA. Includes dancers accompanied by a pipe and tabor (deep drum) player. (W. Bosmans. Eenhandsfluit en Trom in de Lage Landen. Peer 1991. p. 14 [detail])
[P II Breughel Pa] _______. Village Festival in Honor of SS. Hubert and Anthony. Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum. Includes dancers accompanied by a player of pipe and drum (large). (1960 catalog of paintings, vol. I, no. 1192, pl. 8 [useless reproduction]; Vis. Coll. 374.1.B834.90[m]) Cf. painting after Pieter I in Hermitage.
[P II Breughel Pa] _______. Village Festival. St. Petersburg, Hermitage. Numerous musical figures, including one playing a pipe and tabor, accompanying circle dancers. (G. Bazin. Musée de l'Ermitage. Les grands maîtres de la peinture. Paris 1958. pl. 89 [poor reproduction], as Pieter I Bruegel; N. N. Nikulin, ed. Niderlandskaia zhivopis' XV-XVI vekov v Ermitazhe. Leningrad 1972. pl. 103, as Pieter II Breughel)
[P II Breughel Pa] _______. The Bean Dance (1620). London art market (1970). The dancers are accompanied by players of hurdy-gurdy and pipe (very long, too many finger holes) and drum (no visible means of support, sort of disappears into the player's thigh). (sale, Sotheby's, 8.IV.1970; Burlington 112  March ad p. xv)
[Grimmer Pa] Grimmer, Abel (1570/75-1619). Outdoor Scene with Dancers. Berlin art market (1933). The dancers are accompanied by players of bagpipe and pipe and tabor. (Sjöstrand sale, Lepke, Berlin, 21-22.III.33)
Angels: [creche private collection] Flemish, fourth quarter, 16th century. Nativity. private collection. creche. Angels play tenor viol, violin, pipe and tabor and shawm (?). (R. Berliner. Die Weihnachtskrippe. Munich 1955. fig. 24)
Putti: [Balen Pa] Balen, Hendrick van (1575-1632). Holy Family Beside a Tree, with Dancing Putti. Cologne art market (1960). The putti include a singer and a player of pipe and (snare) drum. (Connoisseur 145  June ad p. lxii [fair reproduction])
[Dyck Pa] Dyck, Anthonie van (1599-1641). Rest on the Flight to Egypt. Florence, Palazzo Pitti. There is a group of cavorting putti beside the Holy Family. Above them (the putti), floating on a cloud, two putti sing (one with a book, the other gesturing) and the third plays a pipe and tabor. (C. Brown. Van Dyck. Ithaca NY 1983. p. 190 [small reproduction])
Processions/Cavalcades/Entrees/Parades: See also Village/Rustic Scenes.
Village/Rustic Scenes: [Stella Pr] Claudine Bouzonnet (called Stella) (1636-1697) after Jacques Stella (1596-1657). Wedding Procession to a Village Church, from Pastorales ... (1667). etching. The procession is accompanied by players of bagpipe, pipe and tabor, and three shawms (cases on their belts, one with a shawm sticking out). (Hirth no. 2602; Mirimonde Iconographie musicale. vol. I, fig. 131)
Musicians: See also Treatise/Tutor Illustrations.
[Iv art market] French, late-16th century. Dancers and Musician. New York art market (1970). carved and polychromed ivory casket. The musician plays a pipe and tabor. (sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, 26.III.1970; Burlington 112  March ad p. lxvii)
[BI Lengres 1589] Anon. Two Musicians from Thoinot Arbeau, Orchésographie. Lengres 1589. fol. 40v. woodcut. They play pipe and tabor and shawm. (T. Arbeau. Orchesography. Transl. M. S . Evans. n.p. 1948, R/New York 1967. pp. 48 [pipe and tabor], 50 [shawm]; MGG I, Taf. XXIII/2 [small reproduction])
Passion -- Mocking/Flagellation of Christ: [Pa Niederschönenfeld] Anon. (probably Augsburg artist), late 16th century. The Mocking of Christ. Niederschönenfeld, ehem. Wallfahrtskirche Hl. Kreuz. Includes a pipe and tabor player who glances out to the viewer. (Die Kunstdenkmäler von Bayern, VII/5: Stadt- und Landkreis Neuburg an der Donau. Munich 1958. p. 577)
Dance of Death: [Wyl Pa] Wyl, Jakob von (1586-1619/21). Ossuary, from a Totentanz. Lucerne, Regierungsgebaüde (ex Jesuitenkolleg). Includes skeletal figures playing pipe (like a straight trumpet with many fingerholes) and tabor (vertical head), shawm, and kettledrums. (Hammerstein Tanz. Abb. 222, after Müller. As ca. 1615. The architecture and the pipe and tabor player are derived from the Totentanz in Grossbasel.)
Animals: [Merian Pr] Merian, Matthaeus I (1593-1650). Arabeske 14: Lovers and Drinkers Around a Table. pub. Augsburg, Moritz Mittnacht, 1616. etching. Many musical instruments, including monkeys playing bagpipe and pipe and tabor. (Wüthrich vol. I, no. 131, Abb. 90)
[BI Wolfenbüttel 1620] Anon. "Stamentien-Bass vnd Discant" and "Klein Päucklin: zu den Stamentien Pfeifflin zugebrauchen," from Michael Praetorius, Theatrum Instrumentorum seu Sciagraphia ... Wolffenbüttel 1620. pl. IX, nos. 5 and 6. woodcut. The plate includes depictions of two three-hole pipes and a shallow tabor with its beater. (facsimile: Kassel 1958. [Documenta musicologica, Ser. I, 14])
Nativity: [Ruiz de Sarabia Pa] Ruiz de Sarabia, Andrés (doc. 1608). Adoration of the Shepherds. Cordova, Museum. Includes a shepherd playing a pipe and tabor (two snares on lower head). (Vis. Coll. 376.Sa70.22A)
Shepherds: See also New Testament, Nativity.
Putti: [Roccatagliata Sc] Roccatagliata, Nicolo (op. ca.1593-1636). Putto playing a Pipe and Tabor. Vienna KH. sculpture. (exh: The Vienna Treasures. New York 1950. p. 33, as ca.1598)