Effigies Tho: Mace Trin: Coll: Canta: Clericus.
Engraving, scarce. Sheet size: 265 x 190mm (10¼ x 7½"). Trimmed to image. False border. Glued to album sheet at corners.
A portrait of Deaf English musician Thomas Mace, (1612 or 1613 – c. 1706) aged 63, half length in an oval, sitting in a chair, wearing bands and a cloak, and holding a sheet of music. A coat of arms is inscribed below image. This portrait was a frontispiece to Mace's 'Musick's Monument; or, A Remembrancer of the Best Practical Musick both Divine and Civil' (London, 1676) which provides a valuable description of 17th century musical practice. Mace was a lutenist, viola player, singer, composer and musical theorist. First state, before correction of 'Clericus' in title to 'Clerici'.
Fagan. p.47. I of II.
[Ref: 33838] £190.00