Death and the Maiden

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An analysis of a 1570s portrait picturing a young women playing a lute while an old man holds a mirror and a skill, drawing on the traditions of memento mori and vanitas. The meaning and significance of the portrait when hung in a domestic space is considered, as well as what the image suggests about sixteenth-century attitudes to music-making in the home.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMuseum of Renaissance Music
Subtitle of host publicationA History in 100 Exhibits
EditorsVincenzo Borghetti, Tim Shephard
Place of PublicationTurnhout
ISBN (Electronic)9782503588575
ISBN (Print)9782503588568
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2023

Publication series

NameEpitome musical
ISSN (Print)2565-8166


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