Giovanni Bellini "Frari Triptych" (1488) S. Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice
"So there were in the twitterings of these girls notes which women's voices no longer contain. And on this more varied instrument they played with their lips, with all the application and ardour of Bellini's little angel musicians." — Within a Budding Grove

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