Musical Instruments of North India: Eighteenth Century Portraits by Baltazard Solvyns

Musical Instruments of North India: Eighteenth Century Portraits by Baltazard Solvyns

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Musical Instruments of North India: Eighteenth Century Portraits by Baltazard Solvyns by Robert L. Hardgrave, Stephen Slawek, Stephen M. Slawek

The Flemish artist Baltazard Solvyns, residing in Calcutta from 1791 until 1804, produced a remarkable series of etchings depicting the people and culture he observed. First puvlished in Calcutta in 1796 and 1799, and then in a four volume edition, Les Hindous, published in Paris, 1808-12, the etchings include portrayals of 38 musical instruments as well as prints of the nautch and a Hindu "dancing girl". These etchings represent, in most instances, the first illustrations of the instruments and the manner in which they are played. Hardgrave and Slawek here reproduce these prints, together with Solvyns descriptive text, and their own commentary for each plate.

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ISBN-13: 9788173041655
Publisher: Manohar
Publication date: 07/01/1997
Pages: 153
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

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