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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:
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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.