Cherub-Trombonist by a Man Named Wenceslas

I recently added this print and its caption to the Trombone History Timeline (17th century, first half). I also added it to the article, Trombone History: Cherubs Playing the Trombone, which now features 10 different visual examples.


c. 1650—Artist Wenzel Hollar (known as Wenceslas Hollar in England) includes a trombone-playing putto in his print, Concert of Putti in the Clouds (see below image; public domain) (source: Wenceslas Hollar Digital Collection, University of Toronto, Pl. P500).


  1. I think this is the best one yet.The look in the trombonist’s eyes is priceless,as if saying,”What are you playing on that flute there?”

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