Zampognaro che fa ballare i burattini.
[Naples, n.d., c.1840.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet 210 x 240mm (8¼ x 9½"). Paper slightly toned.
A street entertainer, playing bagpipes and making puppets dance by agitating a string tied to his knee. The zampognaro (lit. player of the zampogna, a traditional bagpipe of central and southern Italy) is a regular feature of Neapolitan Nativity scenes. From 'Scenes and Costumes of Life in and around Naples'.
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