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This illuminated testimonial is in the form of an encased triptych on parchment, with signatures in ink of former pupils and colleagues under glass panels inside the wings. The main image in the central panel is framed by the historiated initials ‘T’ (for Tobias) & 'M', and this Gothic tracery provides setting for the medieval-style lutenist within in a noctural landscape seated beside a muse who is composing.
tempera, ink & gilding on parchment
56 x 86 cm
bequeathed by Tobias Matthay, 1948
Royal Academy of Music
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