Disque Arion

Disque Arion (France) / c. 1908

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Design: A beautiful vignette, featuring delicate decoration combined with strong typography. The gold leaves in the upper foreground are very artistically echoed by smaller dark leaves in the background. In Greek mythology, Arion was a celebrated poet and musician; the illustration is unusual in that it depicts male rather than female musicians. Yet another example of the contemporary fascination in Europe with the ancient world, spurred by the new science of archaeology. The strong upper segment is well balanced by the attractive cartouche at the foot.

History: Label scan courtesy of Martín Javier Gorosito of Argentina. Collectors/buyers: see his web site at www.discos-martin78rpm.com.ar

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