William Michael Harnett, The Old Violin, 1886, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington,

William Michael Harnett, The Old Violin, 1886, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington,

William Harnett – violin. – William Michael Harnett (1848-1892) was an Irish-American painter known for his trompe-l'œil still lifes of ordinary objects.

William Harnett – violin. – William Michael Harnett (1848-1892) was an Irish-American painter known for his trompe-l'œil still lifes of ordinary objects.

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by William Harnett.  Harnett was born in Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland during the time of the potato famine. Shortly after his birth his family emigrated to America, settling in Philadelphia. Becoming a United States citizen in 1868, he made a living as a young man by engraving designs on table silver, while also taking night classes

by William Harnett. Harnett was born in Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland during the time of the potato famine. Shortly after his birth his family emigrated to America, settling in Philadelphia. Becoming a United States citizen in 1868, he made a living as a young man by engraving designs on table silver, while also taking night classes

Stradivarius 1736 Violin Muntz The label attached to this instrument bears an Italian inscription, “d’anni 92 (92 years old)”, handwritten by Stradivari himself. It has a first class reputation for its excellent condition and tonal quality. This violin takes its name from a famous collector and amateur violinist, H.M.Muntz of Birmingham, England, who owned it in the late 1800s. This is one of the last instruments made by Stradivari, who passed away in 1737.

Stradivarius 1736 Violin Muntz The label attached to this instrument bears an Italian inscription, “d’anni 92 (92 years old)”, handwritten by Stradivari himself. It has a first class reputation for its excellent condition and tonal quality. This violin takes its name from a famous collector and amateur violinist, H.M.Muntz of Birmingham, England, who owned it in the late 1800s. This is one of the last instruments made by Stradivari, who passed away in 1737.

Books and candles still art | William Harnett Still-life with Violin

Books and candles still art | William Harnett Still-life with Violin

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