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.
|Title of host publication||Museum of Renaissance Music|
|Subtitle of host publication||A History in 100 Exhibits|
|Editors||Vincenzo Borghetti, Tim Shephard|
|Place of Publication||Turnhout|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Apr 2023|