Ottavio Ferrini

Ferrini, Ottavio

trumpeter at the Medici court (fl. 1622-1636). Autograph letter signed. Florence. 4to. 2 pp. on bifolium. With autograph address and papered seal.
$ 911 / 850 € (87227/BN57678)

To Enzo Bentivoglio, Marquese di Gualtieri (1575-1639) in Ferrara, thanking him for earlier support when he was "ill far from my land" and relating that Lorenzo di Medici (1599-1648) had hired or promoted him as trumpeter. - Ottavio Ferrini later joined the court orchestra of Grand Duke Ferdinando II de' Medici, where he played alongside the trumpeter and composer Girolamo Fantini. In the years 1635/36, Ferrini received a higher salary than Fantini, probably due to his senior rank. - Traces of folds. With some browning and foxing. A clipping to the blank leaf.

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