French 1780’s hurdy-gurdy from the V&A collection. More here.
David and his musicians from the Khloudouski Psalter in Novgorod, late 13th Century. Posted on Facebook here.
Polish player, Macko Korba in concert, playing a cello hurdy-gurdy from Stanisław Nogaj. May 2010.
The Hurdy-Gurdy Player
Jan Steen (1626-1679)
Two nice new hurdy-gurdies have appeared for sale on Philippe Mousnier’s site. A beautifully decorated alto (see photo above) for Euro 4300 and a simpler student instrument for Euro 1700. I doubt they’ll be available for long!
Gros plan sur un des sept arts libéraux de ce manuscrit: la musique …
Septem Artem Liberales - Hortus Deliciarum - Herrade de Landsberg
Harpe, Lira, Organistrum
Manuscrit réalisé entre 1159 et 1175 - Détruit en 1870.
Hurdy-Gurdy Playing Satyr with a Sleeping Nymph
Master of 1515 (Italian [?], active ca. 1515)
Engraving with drypoint burr
Nice old engraving dating to 1515 of a hurdy-gurdy playing satyr with a sleeping nymph. Part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. The satyr appears to be left handed.