English Angel-Trombonist

For whatever reason, relative to other parts of Europe, there isn’t a lot of religious trombone iconography from England. My latest find, however, is an exception. I have added it to the Trombone History Timeline (17th century—first half), as well as to the collections of angel-trombonists and cherub-trombonists. Enjoy!


1619—Derbyshire, England: An anonymous ceiling painting in the Heaven Room of Bolsover Castle depicts Christ’s ascension, surrounded by angels. The outer circle of angels features angels with several different musical instruments, including trombone (see below image; public domain).bolser castle detailbolsover castle full