Fine bust-length mezzotint portrait of the composer in formal dress within a draped border incorporating musical instruments and books. Signed by the artist "G.F." [George Fennitzer] in the plate

[1665-1693]. 166 x 120 mm.

Buel wears a heavy necklace from which hangs a large medal, possibly signifying his position as registrar in Nürnberg.

Traces of mounting paper to verso.

Nagler II, 2935.27. Hollstein: Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700, 19.

"That Buel was highly regarded by his contemporaries is suggested by the frequency with which he was represented in anthologies. Krautwurst saw him as the most important Nuremberg musician between Hassler and Johann Staden, and his music, which is little known, will no doubt repay further study." Miroslaw Perz in Grove Music Online.

Fennitzer was active as an engraver and mezzotintist in Nürnberg in the second half of the 17th century.

An attractive early example of the mezzotint engraving technique. Item #22288

Price: $750.00  other currencies

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