The Paston Treasure: Microcosm of the Known World
The Paston Treasure, a huge painting from Norwich Castle, England,
showing part of the collection of Robert Paston the Earl of Yarmouth
c.1665 features a prominent life-size image of a 12 course lute and
less prominently a bass viol, pochette, violin, trumpet and a tenor
recorder. It has been the subject of a major collaborative
investigation and the splendid exhibition that shows off the results,
including several of the surviving objects in the painting, opens today
Wednesday 14th Feb. in the Yale Center for British Art.
There will be a live stream of the opening event starting at 5.30
Eastern Seaboard time.
For the exhibition the Lute Society http://www.lutesociety.org/ have
lent the 12 course lute made in their 2010 summer school to display in
a case with historic examples of each of the other instruments.
After the showing in Yale the exhibition moves to Norwich Castle from
July - September. https://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/norwich-castle
From the photos I've seen the exhibition is positively sumptuous and
admission is free!
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