Photo Credit: photo: R. Lee
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The Hurdy-gurdy Player (Le jouer de vieille)1775
185 x 220 mm (7.3 x 8.7 in.)
Jean Claude Richard de Saint-Non, French, (1727–1791)
After François Boucher, French, (1703–1770)
- hurdy-gurdies - Mechanically bowed portable chordophones having a set of melody and drone strings, a resin-coated wood wheel rotated by a crank to bow the strings, and a keyboard with tangents that bear on the melody strings when depressed. NGDMI
- 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.]
- musicians - Those skilled or specializing in the art or practice of music, such as composers, conductors, and performers. [January 1995 scope note added. February 1993 descriptor moved. November 1992 alternate term added. March 1992 related terms added.]
- Picturesque, the - Aesthetic concept or expression, arising in Europe first in painting of the 18th century and later in architecture of the 19th century, characterized by rough, curious, or irregular forms; it applies particularly to rustic landscapes and crumbling buildings having neither the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Sublime nor the order and regularity of beauty. RHLPS
- plate Dimensions: 185 x 220 mm (7.3 x 8.7 in.)
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