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Caricature of Nicola Logroscino seated at the harpsicord and another musician playing the bass: drawing from an album.
Pen and brown ink over black chalk
- Production date
- 1753 (4 March)
Height: 312 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 223 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See 1859,0806.91 for comment and description of album.
See previous manuscript sheet (1859,0806.242).
Rostirolla transcribes a long entry dedicated to this drawing by Pierluigi Petrobelli as the sheet (together with the attached manuscript by Ghezzi) is a rare evidence of how orchestras were conducted at the time. Rostirolla is also drawing attention to the ingenious way the music score is been lit, with two open ended parchment rolls that can rotate to direct the light.
Rostirolla is also suggesting that the bass player behind Logroscino might be P.L. Ghezzi, on the basis of an alleged likeness with Ghezzi's self-portrait (Rostirolla 2001, no. 280), although it seems odd that Ghezzi does not mention this detail in the related manuscript (1859,0806.243).
Lit.: G. Rostirolla, 'Il "Mondo novo" musicale di Pier Leone Ghezzi', Milan 2001, no. 320, pp. 237, 420-21.
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