Copper engraving, fine dark image. 255 x 191mm. 10 x 7½". Repaired tears.
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) was an Italian violinist and composer of Baroque music. Corelli began in Paris from where he went on to travel and accepted many invitations from nobility, including his stay at the palace of Cardinal Ottoboni. He is remembered for his precision and stylistic playing which he passed onto his pupils. His compositions for the instrument mark and epoch in the history of chamber music, influencing Johann Sebastian Bach. One of several engravings based on the famous portrait of Corelli by Hugh Howard (Oxford, Music Faculty collection).
From the Collection of J.S. Bumpus.
[Ref: 17217] £140.00