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1852 - 1922
Songs of other Years
Oil on canvas, signed & dated
Image size: 23 1/4 x 15 inches
Adrian Margaux, A Dramatist in Colour. The London Magazine, 1904, no 66. vol Xi, illustrated page 711
Credit to Kara Ross for the original title and provenance
The nervous stance of the gentleman suggests an imminent marriage proposal. This painting depicts a square piano by Muzio Clementi (1752 – 1832), his name can be seen on the piano. Clementi was an Italian composer, pianist, pedagogue, conductor, music publisher, editor, and piano manufacturer. Born in Rome, he spent most of his life in England. He toured Europe numerous times from his long-time base in London. It was on one of these occasions in 1781 that he engaged in a piano competition with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The way she plays the piano with her hands flat was the traditional way. This was the Rolls Royce of pianos, a family would have to be very wealthy to own one.
|Height||23.15 inch||(58.80 cm)|
|Width||15.00 inch||(38.10 cm)|