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Tambourine Collection

"The Tambourine: A Timeless Instrument of Rhythm and Joy" Step back in time to the year 1895, where a Dancing Girl gracefully moves to the beat of her tambourine

Background imageTambourine Collection: Les Saltimbanques, 1874 (oil on canvas)

Les Saltimbanques, 1874 (oil on canvas)
EDI187971 Les Saltimbanques, 1874 (oil on canvas) by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); Private Collection; French, out of copyright

Background imageTambourine Collection: Dancing Girl / 1895

Dancing Girl / 1895
A dancing girl with tambourine and ribbons - the back cover of a programme for the Empire Theatre of Varieties, London

Background imageTambourine Collection: Dancing Dervishes, Folio from a Divan of Hafiz, ca. 1480. Creator: Bihzad

Dancing Dervishes, Folio from a Divan of Hafiz, ca. 1480. Creator: Bihzad
Dancing Dervishes, Folio from a Divan of Hafiz, ca. 1480

Background imageTambourine Collection: Dancers at Night

Dancers at Night
This tempera painting depicts a night time scene of costumed dancers performing to music from a stringed instrument and tambourine, around a grand statue of a fine garden terrace. Date: circa 1918

Background imageTambourine Collection: Belgian Revolution of 1830: episode of September 1830 on the square of the Brussels City Hall

Belgian Revolution of 1830: episode of September 1830 on the square of the Brussels City Hall (Belgium)
LSE4315234 Belgian Revolution of 1830: episode of September 1830 on the square of the Brussels City Hall (Belgium). Painting by Gustaf Wappers (1803-1874), oil on canvas, 1835

Background imageTambourine Collection: In the Harem (colour photogravure)

In the Harem (colour photogravure)
3657076 In the Harem (colour photogravure) by Bredt, Max Ferdinand (1868-1921); Private Collection; (add.info.: In the Harem)

Background imageTambourine Collection: La Favorite, (oil on canvas)

La Favorite, (oil on canvas)
658567 La Favorite, (oil on canvas) by Comerre, Leon Francois (1850-1916); 122x76. cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: La Favorite. Leon Francois Comerre (1850-1916). Oil on canvas

Background imageTambourine Collection: Three musical hares on three decorated Easter eggs

Three musical hares on three decorated Easter eggs
Three musical hares play their instruments on three decorated Easter eggs

Background imageTambourine Collection: THE TAMBOURINE. Line engraving after a painting by Pierre de Coninck (1828-1910)

THE TAMBOURINE. Line engraving after a painting by Pierre de Coninck (1828-1910)

Background imageTambourine Collection: Costume / Men / Jester 14C

Costume / Men / Jester 14C
A medieval court jester in two-tone yellow and black, with bells and bladder

Background imageTambourine Collection: Hatcher Levitates

Hatcher Levitates
A F Hatcher, about whom little is known, levitates at a seance, holding a luminous tambourine enabling photographer Harold T Brown to focus his Kodak correctly

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8970632

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Background imageTambourine Collection: Bacchus and Ariadne, 1691. Creator: Sebastiano Ricci

Bacchus and Ariadne, 1691. Creator: Sebastiano Ricci
Bacchus and Ariadne, 1691

Background imageTambourine Collection: The Young Musicians, 1640. Creator: Antoine Le Nain

The Young Musicians, 1640. Creator: Antoine Le Nain
The Young Musicians, 1640. This type of painting of a group of children is frequent in the work of Antoine Le Nain. These small-format paintings depict children singing or playing

Background imageTambourine Collection: Musical Group, 1821. Creator: Francois-Joseph Navez

Musical Group, 1821. Creator: Francois-Joseph Navez
Musical Group, 1821. A man playing a mandolin gazes ardently at an attractive young woman seated on her mother's lap. The older woman looks down at a child with a tambourine

Background imageTambourine Collection: 'Whitefield Preaching in Moorfields' A.D. 1742, by E. Crowe...the Royal Academy, 1865

"Whitefield Preaching in Moorfields" A.D. 1742, by E. Crowe...the Royal Academy, 1865. Creator: W Thomas
"Whitefield Preaching in Moorfields" A.D. 1742, by E. Crowe, in the exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1865. Engraving of a painting

Background imageTambourine Collection: Italian Scene (oil on fabric)

Italian Scene (oil on fabric)
XOS5879767 Italian Scene (oil on fabric) by Robert, Louis Leopold (1794-1835); 55.5x46 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: Painting by Leopold Robert)

Background imageTambourine Collection: Page from Gamage's General Catalogue (96th edition), c.1927 (litho)

Page from Gamage's General Catalogue (96th edition), c.1927 (litho)
8670052 Page from Gamage's General Catalogue (96th edition), c.1927 (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageTambourine Collection: Spanish Serenade. Engraving in 'The Peoples of the Earth' 1890

Spanish Serenade. Engraving in "The Peoples of the Earth" 1890
JAB5037234 Spanish Serenade. Engraving in "The Peoples of the Earth" 1890.; (add.info.: Spanish Serenade. Engraving in "The Peoples of the Earth" 1890.); Photo ©Jaime Abecasis

Background imageTambourine Collection: Harpsichord - Internal side cover (detail: Allegorie de la musique)

Harpsichord - Internal side cover (detail: Allegorie de la musique). Work by Jean Denis II (17th century), 1648. Dim
JEB4892692 Harpsichord - Internal side cover (detail: Allegorie de la musique). Work by Jean Denis II (17th century), 1648. Dim. case: 206x76, 3x26cm. Door size: 72x22 cm

Background imageTambourine Collection: Portrait of Emma Calve (Rosa Noemie Emma Calvet de Roquet, dit) (1858-1942), French soprano

Portrait of Emma Calve (Rosa Noemie Emma Calvet de Roquet, dit) (1858-1942), French soprano
JEB4838272 Portrait of Emma Calve (Rosa Noemie Emma Calvet de Roquet, dit) (1858-1942), French soprano. Photography late 19th century.; (add.info)

Background imageTambourine Collection: The movement - Music Alphabet - For use by young students in Schools

The movement - Music Alphabet - For use by young students in Schools, Education Houses and Families, 1897 (lithograph)
DUV4219790 The movement - Music Alphabet - For use by young students in Schools, Education Houses and Families, 1897 (lithograph); 31x24.5 cm; (add.info.: Paul Dupont, editor, Paris, 1897)

Background imageTambourine Collection: La Caricature (1830) politique, number 63, Satirique en Couleurs

La Caricature (1830) politique, number 63, Satirique en Couleurs, 1832_1_12: Armes du grand Poulot - Peacock
ICA4930044 La Caricature (1830) politique, number 63, Satirique en Couleurs, 1832_1_12: Armes du grand Poulot - Peacock, Duke of Orleans; (add.info.: La Caricature (1830) politique, number 63

Background imageTambourine Collection: Cover of ' Les Corbeaux (Paris)', number 16, Satirique en N & B

Cover of " Les Corbeaux (Paris)", number 16, Satirique en N & B, 1905_7_16: L'amnistie - Anticlericalism
ICA4874161 Cover of " Les Corbeaux (Paris)", number 16, Satirique en N & B, 1905_7_16: L'amnistie - Anticlericalism, Music, Percussion - Eg avec reactionaries

Background imageTambourine Collection: Tambourine player, Muslim woman carrying water, and African servant in Egypt in the 19th century

Tambourine player, Muslim woman carrying water, and African servant in Egypt in the 19th century. Colour engraving
NWI4855238 Tambourine player, Muslim woman carrying water, and African servant in Egypt in the 19th century. Colour engraving; (add.info.: Tambourine player, Muslim woman carrying water)

Background imageTambourine Collection: President Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) at the podium to review the military parade at Elizabeth

President Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) at the podium to review the military parade at Elizabeth (New Jersey, USA)
NWI4936723 President Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) at the podium to review the military parade at Elizabeth (New Jersey, USA), 1889 - Colorisee engraving, 19th century

Background imageTambourine Collection: Musician of the Andouillicc Armee - engraving of 1823 in ' Drolatic Songes de Pantagruel' by

Musician of the Andouillicc Armee - engraving of 1823 in " Drolatic Songes de Pantagruel" by Francois
JEB4934941 Musician of the Andouillicc Armee - engraving of 1823 in " Drolatic Songes de Pantagruel" by Francois Rabelais (1494-1553) - (The Capricious Dreams of Pantagruel)

Background imageTambourine Collection: La Caricature (1830) politique, Satirique en Couleurs, 1832_12_13: Means coercitives - War

La Caricature (1830) politique, Satirique en Couleurs, 1832_12_13: Means coercitives - War
ICA4931027 La Caricature (1830) politique, Satirique en Couleurs, 1832_12_13: Means coercitives - War, Repression - Louis-Philippe - Illustration by Jean Ignace Gerard (Grandville) (1803-1847)

Background imageTambourine Collection: France, Centre, Indre-et-Loire (37), Saint-Cyr-Sur-Loire: a Beau-Repi piling at the miraculous

France, Centre, Indre-et-Loire (37), Saint-Cyr-Sur-Loire: a Beau-Repi piling at the miraculous source
LUX4774042 France, Centre, Indre-et-Loire (37), Saint-Cyr-Sur-Loire: a Beau-Repi piling at the miraculous source, cortege with orpheon and oriflammes, lively view with bourgeois and employees

Background imageTambourine Collection: France, Pays de la Loire, Maine-et-Loire (49), Saint Sauveur de Landemon

France, Pays de la Loire, Maine-et-Loire (49), Saint Sauveur de Landemon: l'harmonie municipal " Les amis de
LUX4748303 France, Pays de la Loire, Maine-et-Loire (49), Saint Sauveur de Landemon: l'harmonie municipal " Les amis de la liberte" by Saint Sauveur Lendelin (Saint-Sauveur-Lendelin)

Background imageTambourine Collection: Mezzo-soprano Miss Emilie Duboise as Maddalena in Giuseppe Verdi's opera ' Rigoletto

Mezzo-soprano Miss Emilie Duboise as Maddalena in Giuseppe Verdi's opera " Rigoletto
FLO4656018 Mezzo-soprano Miss Emilie Duboise as Maddalena in Giuseppe Verdi's opera " Rigoletto, " as an Italian lady in national dress

Background imageTambourine Collection: The capitalists seeking subsidies from the American government at the Congress

The capitalists seeking subsidies from the American government at the Congress
NWI4958472 The capitalists seeking subsidies from the American government at the Congress, ironically appoints as the army of Coxey

Background imageTambourine Collection: France, Centre, Indre-et-Loire (37), Tours: Place Jean Jaures, fete de la victoire

France, Centre, Indre-et-Loire (37), Tours: Place Jean Jaures, fete de la victoire, defile des firemen, 1918
LUX4799838 France, Centre, Indre-et-Loire (37), Tours: Place Jean Jaures, fete de la victoire, defile des firemen, 1918; (add.info.: France, Centre, Indre-et-Loire (37), Tours: Place Jean Jaures

Background imageTambourine Collection: First World War: Patriotic map showing a soldier in uniform beating the drum saying the young

First World War: Patriotic map showing a soldier in uniform beating the drum saying the young
LUX4744012 First World War: Patriotic map showing a soldier in uniform beating the drum saying the young and proud drummer of France and the coach of Valour entitled Tambour de Victoire

Background imageTambourine Collection: First World War: France, Greeting Card showing a soldier's family gathers around Christmas gifts

First World War: France, Greeting Card showing a soldier's family gathers around Christmas gifts
LUX4739539 First World War: France, Greeting Card showing a soldier's family gathers around Christmas gifts and thinking of the soldier's victorious return to the front under the arch of

Background imageTambourine Collection: First World War: France, A soldier in an idyllic decor of the front thinks of his fiance, 1918

First World War: France, A soldier in an idyllic decor of the front thinks of his fiance, 1918
LUX4734945 First World War: France, A soldier in an idyllic decor of the front thinks of his fiance, 1918; (add.info.: First World War - War 14-18 (1914-1918) - World War I (WWI or WW1): France

Background imageTambourine Collection: An actress poses in studio in stage dress and tambourine, 1875

An actress poses in studio in stage dress and tambourine, 1875
LUX4722830 An actress poses in studio in stage dress and tambourine, 1875; (add.info.: An actress poses in studio in stage dress and tambourine, 1875); Photo © Lux-in-Fine

Background imageTambourine Collection: Les bohemiens. Song by Pierre Jean de Beranger (1780-1857). Engraving 1866

Les bohemiens. Song by Pierre Jean de Beranger (1780-1857). Engraving 1866
JAB4121765 Les bohemiens. Song by Pierre Jean de Beranger (1780-1857). Engraving 1866; (add.info.: Les bohemiens. Song by Pierre Jean de Beranger (1780-1857)

Background imageTambourine Collection: Abecedary illustration : Letter T, 1875 (print)

Abecedary illustration : Letter T, 1875 (print)
DUV4209888 Abecedary illustration : Letter T, 1875 (print); Private Collection; (add.info.: Lettre T: Tulipe, Taureau, Toreador, Tortue); Photo © Duvallon

Background imageTambourine Collection: Letters and T: Sensitive and Tapageur. Engraving in ' Usual Alphabet'

Letters and T: Sensitive and Tapageur. Engraving in " Usual Alphabet"
DUV4207445 Letters and T: Sensitive and Tapageur. Engraving in " Usual Alphabet". Illustrations on the theme of quality and defect in children. A. Quinn, printer-publisher, 1885

Background imageTambourine Collection: Letters and T: monkey, bellows, sigh, saw and drum, turtle, top, stool, c.1920 (print)

Letters and T: monkey, bellows, sigh, saw and drum, turtle, top, stool, c.1920 (print)
DUV4202592 Letters and T: monkey, bellows, sigh, saw and drum, turtle, top, stool, c.1920 (print); 16x24.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: ABC de Guignol by Griff (French illustrator)

Background imageTambourine Collection: Letter D: Big drum and soldier one to the other soda make a great D, 1861 (engraving)

Letter D: Big drum and soldier one to the other soda make a great D, 1861 (engraving)
DUV4214981 Letter D: Big drum and soldier one to the other soda make a great D, 1861 (engraving); (add.info.: "ABC Trim, Alphabet enchante" Texts of "Trim")

Background imageTambourine Collection: Letter P: Poor Doc! He's badly camping! Dame Nature created a P, 1861 (engraving)

Letter P: Poor Doc! He's badly camping! Dame Nature created a P, 1861 (engraving)
DUV4214881 Letter P: Poor Doc! He's badly camping! Dame Nature created a P, 1861 (engraving); (add.info.: "ABC Trim, Alphabet enchante" Texts of "Trim")

Background imageTambourine Collection: Indian musical instruments (drums, horns and cymbals) from an original painting (1)

Indian musical instruments (drums, horns and cymbals) from an original painting (1), and the Been or rudra vina
FLO4593826 Indian musical instruments (drums, horns and cymbals) from an original painting (1), and the Been or rudra vina, as described by Sir William Jones in Asiatic Researches

Background imageTambourine Collection: Young geishas playing music, 1875

Young geishas playing music, 1875
LUX4711815 Young geishas playing music, 1875; (add.info.: Young geishas playing music, 1875); Photo © Lux-in-Fine

Background imageTambourine Collection: Street entertainer balancing on his head on a table. Accompanied by a fiddler

Street entertainer balancing on his head on a table. Accompanied by a fiddler and a young boy dancing a jig
FLO4677648 Street entertainer balancing on his head on a table. Accompanied by a fiddler and a young boy dancing a jig. Handcoloured engraving from Pierre de la Mesanger's Le Bon Genre, Paris



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"The Tambourine: A Timeless Instrument of Rhythm and Joy" Step back in time to the year 1895, where a Dancing Girl gracefully moves to the beat of her tambourine. In "Les Saltimbanques, " painted in 1874, we witness the vibrant energy captured on canvas as performers bring life to their act with this musical instrument. Travel even further into history, to around 1480, and discover Bihzad's masterpiece "Dancing Dervishes. " Here, amidst swirling robes and ecstatic movements, a tambourine adds its rhythmic enchantment to the mystical scene. Imagine yourself transported to the 14th century courtly festivities as jesters donning elaborate costumes entertain with their tambourines. The jingling sounds echo through time in our minds. Pierre de Coninck's line engraving titled "THE TAMBOURINE" showcases an exquisite painting from his collection. This artwork captures both the elegance and power that emanate from this humble instrument. But wait. Can you believe your eyes? Witness Hatcher Levitates while playing his tambourine. This magical moment reminds us that music has no boundaries or limits. Easter brings joyous celebrations accompanied by three musical hares perched atop beautifully decorated eggs. Their tiny paws tapping on miniature tambourines create a whimsical melody for all ears to enjoy. A lady holds her tambourine delicately, ready to join any festivity with her rhythmic contribution. Her poised stance reflects both grace and confidence as she becomes one with the music flowing through her fingertips. Princess Pauline von Metternich, an Austrian socialite known for her love of art and culture, is captivated by a mesmerizing tune played on a golden tambourine. The instrument becomes not only an expression of joy but also a symbol of sophistication within high society circles. As night falls upon the city, dancers take to the stage, their movements illuminated by moonlight.