A Franco-Flemish double-manual harpsichord,
Detail of the case Bentside decoration 1
This detail is of the bentside, extended at the left and disguised with a vertical line of foliage and covering over the physical join in the wood of the bentside.
This part of the 'Triumph of Love' contains what is, perhaps, the most un-retouched part of the whole series. This is the head (barely recognisable at this scale) of the lying putto with his quiver of arrow in the lower central part of this detail.
It seems likely that all of the figures of the lockboard, cheek, bentside and tail were painted with the same consummate skill as the painting of this little brunette putto.
This page was last revised on 30 April 2018.