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Posted By: GUEST
04-Sep-14 - 11:32 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
Subject: RE: Folklore: The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
Jan van Eyck the painter and Dufay worked closely together on a particular papal project born in the early years of the 15th century, which took van Eyck on mission to Spain and Portugal at the time in question, particularly in 1428 as part of Phillip the Good's embassy in his marriage negotiations for the hand of Isabella of Portugal. van Eyck was well-educated (part of my thesis demonstrating his capacity as a cosmologer) and would certainly have been competent in music, as part of the quadrivium in which he worked alongside Dufay. But it's a far call from being certain.