Jul 20, 2023Liked by Daniela Gaidano & A. Visintini

I found an interesting picture about a big violin:


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Haha, beautiful!! Unfortunately I cannot read it, it seems like it’s taken from a Gulliver trips account!!

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Jul 22, 2023·edited Jul 22, 2023

It is taken from a critical leaflet during the Thirty Years' War (guerra dei trent'anni) and is making fun of boastful (presuntuoso) soldiers.

“The engraving shows an oversized violin lying in a coastal landscape, which is being played by several soldiers. Two squads try to set the bow in motion, another marches on the strings.

The leaflet criticizes soldiers of the Thirty Years' War who brag about their alleged exploits.”

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