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Music iconography

Habit de musicien. Nicolas de Lamessin

Habit de musicien. Nicolas de Larmessin.

At the Richelieu-Louvois site (Site Richelieu-Louvois), the Music department holds a collection of around 10,000 portraits of musicians, composers, and performers (drawings, engravings, photographs, and caricatures).

The Prints and Photographs department also holds portraits of musicians, as well as the following:

  • posters for shows
  • illustrations for music score frontispieces 
  • sheet music for songs 
  • representations of instruments, dances, and concerts
The Audiovisual department holds graphic materials forming part of special collections (Charles Delaunay, Godovitch, etc.), as well as a very extensive corpus of disc labels and LP sleeves.

Friday, December 16, 2016