Italian Acrobats

Here’s the latest image and caption to be added to the Trombone History Timeline (19th century, 2nd half). For reference, I’ve included the original painting in this post (see 2nd image, below).

1874—New York: Harper’s Weekly publishes an engraving, entitled “Italian Acrobats,” after a painting by Román Ribera. It includes a man carrying a buccin, or trombone with dragon-head bell, which is possibly part of a one-man-band configuration (see below image; public domain) (June 20, 1874).italian acrobats


Original Ribera painting:

ribera acrobats painting