Mechanical Compositions

Musical picture clock

    Musical picture clock


    middle of the 19th century

    Samuel Marti - the clock's movement

    Canvas, oil, wood, gesso, gold leaf

    112 x 93 x 44 cm


    Painted on canvas landscape with river and waterfall with people in the boats, ducks in the river, people passing by and cows grazing on the grass. A castle is on the left riverbank, the clock movement with half an hour chime is in its highest tower. The dial is white, enameled, with black Arabic numerals and two hands. Cylinder musical movement is fitted inside the case.

    The picture is mounted in wooden frame, covered with gold leaf and decorated with the Rococo-style ornaments.