Clefs and lattices of lines, notes and rests, presence and absence, signatures and articulations, the graphic art of musical notation serves as both rigid explanation and expressive abstraction. Below find samples illuminated and otherwise unadorned from our Picture Collection, ranging from the Italian Renaissance to 2006.
Following is a selection of sheet music from the 1879 book The Baby’s Boutique, Illustrated by Walter Crane, an influential, prolific illustrator that you can learn more about in our book stacks:
Posted on April 4, 2014, in Picture Collection, Sheet Music and tagged 1890's, 1930's, 1940's, Bobbs Travis, children's illustrations, Chopin, Cory Arcangel, Elfrida Peterson Black, Etude Magazine, Isabel Brown, Lawn Dance, medieval sheet music, Molly Flynn, musical notation, Nocturne, sheet music, The March of Prosperity, Victor Renton, Walter Crane, Waltzing Teddy Bears. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.