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Angels Making Music

A work made of etching from two plates in black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of etching from two plates in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

c. 1650

Artist:

Cornelis Schut, I (Flemish, 1597-1655)
after Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577-1640)

About this artwork

When creating this ensemble of heavenly musicians, Cornelis Schut I was inspired by the tapestry series depicted in Peter Paul Rubens’s painting The Adoration of the Eucharist (1937.1012). On the left, an angel crowned with a floral wreath plays a lute. A trio of angels accompanies him with a trumpet, horn, and shawm (similar to an oboe). On the right, three angels play a bass violin (a precursor to the cello), a lute, and a violin. Groups of cherubs sing along, sometimes with the aid of songbooks.

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Artist

Cornelis Schut, I

Title

Angels Making Music

Origin

Flanders

Date

1645–1655

Medium

Etching from two plates in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

350 × 510 mm

Credit Line

John H. Wrenn Memorial Endowment

Reference Number

1994.721

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