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Provenance: Joseph Green Cogswell; Mortimer Leo Schiff; Moore S. Achenbach;
Cogswell no. , Hellman no. as (George S. Hellman, Original Drawings by the Old Masters: The Collection formed by Joseph Green Cogswell, 1786-1871, New York: privately published, 1915). Collections: Cogswell #171 (Hellman #50); M.L. Schiff; v: Two Studies (same figure).
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts
a fat violinist in heavily layered and draped clothing holds his fiddle at waist levels and bows while a young man in the middleground, wearing a large floppy hat which covers his eyes his arms folded, sings. a basket sits on the ground between them. they are street performers.
BLIND FIDDLER, SCHOOL OF CARRACCI, two figures a fiddler and a beggar stand over a basket, fiddler wears a long cape and clogs, plays his fiddle with a large bow, beggar figure wears a large brimmed hat that covers his eyes, he stands huddled with arms and legs crossed, his mouth is open as if he is attracting attention for the musical show.