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The Old Violin

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The Old Violin

19th century
890 x 610 mm (35 x 24 in.)

After William H. Harnett, American

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Color lithograph (chromolithograph) on wove paper
Print impression quality: Very good
Edition: Published by Donaldson Art Sign Co., Covington, Kentucky. An 1887 edition of the print was published by Frank Tuchfarber, who had purchased Harnett’s painting at the 13th Cincinnati Industrial Exposition. Marzio (148) states that the 17 plates may have been reprinted by Tuchfarber for Donaldson or that Donaldson (in nearby Covington) may have purchased the right to the stones from Tuchfarber, following the first edition.
Marks: Inscribed, lower edge: “Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1887 by the Donaldson Art Sign Co. Publishers, Cov. Ky.”
Bibliography: Marzio, Democratic Art (1979), pp. 146–148; reproduced in plate 97 (Tuchfarber edition); see object file.
Credit Line: Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 1995
Accession Number: 1995.41.3

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  • American Studies
  • music - The art concerned with the combining of vocal or instrumental sounds in measured time to communicate emotions, ideas, or states of mind, usually according to cultural standards of rhythm, melody, and, in most Western music, harmony. [January 1995 scope note added. December 1991 related term added; related term added.]
  • musical instruments - Sound-producing apparatuses whose primary function is to play music.

  • image Dimensions: 890 x 610 mm (35 x 24 in.)

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