John Blow, Doctor of Music.
Engraving and etching, laid on album page. 140 x 84mm (5½ x 3¼"). Cut.
John Blow (1648-1708), the English baroque composer and organist, appointed to Westminster Abbey in 1669. His pupils included William Croft, Jeremiah Clarke and Henry Purcell. In 1685 he was named a private musician to James II. It is thought that his Venus and Adonis influenced Henry Purcell's later opera Dido and Aeneas. In 1687 he became choirmaster at St Paul's Cathedral and in 1699 he was appointed to the newly created post of Composer to the Chapel Royal.
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