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Photo, Print, Drawing The Flute Player

About this Item


  • The Flute Player


  • Pierre Pelée -- 1801-1871 (engraver)

Created / Published

  • ca. 1860, monographic.


  • art reproduction
  • Art


  • -  19th century
  • -  Dayton Miller Category: Exhibition
  • -  Artist Notes: after a painting by Jean Baptiste Joseph Pater, painter of fêtes galantes, 1695-1736
  • -  Medium: Engraving.
  • -  Inscription: Recto: l. l.: J. B. PATER, PINXT; l. r.: PELEÉ, SCULPT ; bottom center: THE FLUTE PLAYER / [FROM THE PICTURE IN THE ROYAL COLLECTION] (sheet trimmed at bottom, so only upper part of text is visible); verso: u. l.: (in pencil) Clark / July 3. 1929 / 2 50 / Duplicate / [and] M ; l. r.: (in pencil) 0193/X [and] M & S
  • -  Condition: Sheet is trimmed at bottom edge. Brown stain in center and at top right of image. Lower right corner creased. Surface dirt in all margins and on verso. Unmatted.
  • -  Provenance: The Arthur H. Clark Company, Cleveland, Ohio, 3 July 1929.


  • nonprojected graphic
  • photomechanical print


  • Sheet: 9 1/4 x 12 5/8 inches (23.5 x 32.2 cm.); image: 8 x 9 3/4 inches (20.2 x 24.7 cm.)

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  • image

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Four full-size drawings of flutes DCM 0507, DCM 0615, DCM 0916, and DCM 1125 by Jean-François Beaudin, Québec, Canada. 2003. Please make written requests for permission for other uses to:

Jean-François Beaudin
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The quotation regarding Dr. Miller and his gold flute comes from an article by Robert S. Shankland, "Dayton Clarence Miller: Physics Across Fifty Years." American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):273-283. LC call number: QC1.A47. It was reprinted here with permission from the American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):278. Copyright 1941, American Association of Physics Teachers. Should you wish to quote from this article, please contact:

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The image of the Faun playing an aulos by Rea Irvin, Miller no. 57/G, comes from the cover of The New Yorker magazine, 14 March 1925. It is reproduced here without The New Yorker masthead as required by Condé Nast Publications, New York. Permission to reproduce the Faun only as a thumbnail-size image, and without the masthead, is Courtesy of the Irvin Estate. No reproduction without permission. For reproduction permission, please contact:

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Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

"Dayton C. Miller, His Life, Work and Contributions as a Scientist and Organologist" is made available here with permission from the author, William J. Maynard. HTML version of this text

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Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

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Pierre Pelée. The Flute Player. , 1860. , Monographic. Photograph.

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Pierre Pelée. (1860) The Flute Player. , 1860. , Monographic. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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