Mechanical Compositions

Music picture with a clock

    Music picture with a clock


    Wood, gesso, gold leaf, glass, fabric (silk), metal; painting


    Picture is in wooden frame covered with gold leaf, complemented by relief floral elements and curls, cartouches in the corners. A mountain landscape with a village, castle and windmills, ship, trains and balloons is depicted. White enamel dial with black Roman numerals and two hands is inserted in the castle tower. The clock movement is pendulum with lever escapement and half an hour strike. The whole composition is glazed.  When the movement is activated the ship swings on the waves, the trains move along the bridge, the windmill and the water mill rotate, balloons move in the sky, the lights turn on in the windows of the castle and the mill.