Horns in the hunt
the origin of the instrument
Collected here are graphic depictions of the horn in use in the hunt. It is not clear exactly when the horn broke away from its use as a signal device for hunters. At some point the instrument’s structure and playing technique were altered (whether before or after its inclusion into musical ensembles). The horn’s ancestry and legacy are, however, undeniable. The artwork here displays another branch of the horn’s “family tree” and documents the aristocratic hunt that gave birth to the instrument.