Le Songe de Tartini [The Dream of Tartini]
33.2 cm x 51 cm (13 1/16 in. x 20 1/16 in.)
(Paris, France, 1778 – 1825, Paris, France)
(La Bassée, France, 1761 - 1845, Paris)
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Purchase through the generosity of the Still Water Foundation, 1990
Guiseppe Tartini (1692-1770) was an Italian composer who claimed that his sonata The Devil’s Trill (circa 1730) was inspired by a dream he had. The story fired the imagination of romantic artists, and by 1828 French composer Auguste Panseron (1796-1859) had published a ballad for soprano and violin entitled Le Songe de Tartini.