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Blind Fiddler
Blind Fiddler
Date:
16th–17th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Pen And Brown Ink Over Black Chalk Underdrawng On Brown Laid Paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 228 x 180 mm (9 x 7 1/16 in.)
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Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

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).

Accession Number:
1963.24.200r-v
Acquisition Date:
1952-10-20
Credit Line:

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.

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”

Hanging
Hanging (mid 16th century)
Fragment (Table cover)
Fragment (Table cover) (16th century)
Altar cloth or tablecloth