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Title The First Fiddle
Alternative Title A Violin Teacher
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Manner of Andreotti, Federigo (Italian painter, 1847-1930)
Date Earliest possibly 1862
Date Latest 1930
Signed yes
Description In 1864 Federigo Andreotti (1847-1930) received an important commission from the King which brought him fame not only in Italy, but also in Great Britain and the United States where his genre paintings, representing daily life scenes from the 17th and 18th century, became very popular. Andreotti started his training at a very young age with Angiolo Tricca. In 1862 he entered the Florence Academy where he studied under Pollastrini and Ussi. The First Fiddle, depicting a violin teacher demonstrating how to hold the instrument , the music on the stand bearing the title 'Lezione V', Lesson 5, is a typical example of his genre pieces.
Current Accession Number 2598
Inscription front ur 'F. Andreott’
Subject everyday life (music); figure;
Measurements 31.5 x 25.7 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Margaret H. Garroway 1947.
Principal Exhibitions Glasgow, 1986-7, Academics and Revolutionaries, Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, 6 November 1986-18 January 1987;
Publications Catalogue of Italian Paintings with which is included a small group of Spanish Pictures, Illustrations, Introduction by George Buchanan, Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, 1970, p. 28, repr. b/w, as A Violin Teacher;
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Dr Erma Hermens

 

 

 

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