ROLLOS, Peter the Elder
Public Library, New York
In early modern art and literature, the frequent equation of the shape and structure of specific musical instruments with the female body can be observed. This illustration taken from "Euterpae suboles" published in Berlin in the 1630s is a characteristic example.
Peter Rollos was a German graphic artist. He was born in Frankfurt am Main and was active in Prague and Berlin. He is known for the everyday subject matter of his illustrations.