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Unusual concertina in C19 painting

MGM·Lion 30 Jan 16 - 10:58 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 30 Jan 16 - 11:07 AM
MGM·Lion 30 Jan 16 - 11:09 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 30 Jan 16 - 11:11 AM
MGM·Lion 30 Jan 16 - 11:18 AM
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Subject: Unusual concertina in C19 painting
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 30 Jan 16 - 10:58 AM

The 1856 painting "The Blind Girl", by John Everett Millais

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blind_Girl

shows an unusually shaped square-ended concertina. Presumably the models were painted from life in the studio with background landscape later integrated, or perhaps vice versa; and the instrument held by the model would have been an actual one used as one of the props for the work. It looks like a 30-key anglo-system instrument.

Has anyone come across one of this shape before; or have any idea of its make, provenance, &c?

≈M≈


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Subject: RE: Unusual concertina in C19 painting
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 30 Jan 16 - 11:07 AM

A search on the concertina.net forums will answer your question. This has been discussed there more than a few times.


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Subject: RE: Unusual concertina in C19 painting
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 30 Jan 16 - 11:09 AM

Ah -- Thank you Peter. Shall search there.


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Subject: RE: Unusual concertina in C19 painting
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 30 Jan 16 - 11:11 AM

Blind Girl- one thread on concertina.net

There you go.


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Subject: RE: Unusual concertina in C19 painting
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 30 Jan 16 - 11:18 AM

Many thanks. Had actually located it independently also. And found inter alia, for those interested

"It is of a distinctive model, with rectangular buttons, suggesting that it was made by the mid-19th century Chemnitz maker Carl Friedrich Pirner".

Wowie.   Something that has exercised me for years. So I get around to put up a query here. Answered in full in less than ¼-hr.

Mudcat strikes again!

Profound thanks again, Peter

≈Michael≈


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