Mechanical Compositions

Music picture with a clock

    Music picture with a clock

    middle of the 19th century

    Wood, gold leaf, metal, canvas; painting

    73 x 85 cm


    The frame of the music picture is wooden, with relief elements in the form of palmettas, covered with gold leaf. On the canvas is a living room with a fireplace, a wall clock, and with the image of three ladies, to the right of them stands young man with a bouquet of flowers. The dial of the wall clock is white with black Roman numerals and two hands. The movement of a pendulum clock with lever escapement, three spring motors, with a quarter strike and 24 hours power.