Mechanical Compositions

Musical picture clock

    Musical picture clock

    Western Europe

    middle of the 19th century

    Joseph Olbrich (musical movement)

    Wood, gold leaf, metal, canvas; painting

    73 x 85 cm


    The frame of the musical picture is wooden, with relief elements in the form of palmettas, covered with gold leaf. A living room with a fireplace and a wall clock is on the canvas, as well as the image of three ladies. Young man with a flower bouquet is standing near them. The wall clock dial is white with black Roman numerals and two hands. The movement of pendulum clock is with lever escapement, three spring motors, with a quarter shime and 24 hours power.