Boy With Violin

Salvatore Postiglione

Italian, 1861 - 1906

Boy with Violin, 19th century

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Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 36 × 44 in. (91.4 × 111.8 cm)

Gift of the Mary H. Gulliver Estate, 1966.36

Boy with Violin is an example of a "genre" scene, which is a type of painting that portrays lighthearted depictions of everyday domestic life. It has the added dimension of featuring both exterior and interior views, contrasting the exterior's wintry landscape with the warmth of its interior setting. Careful attention was given to the young violinist's focused music making, with particular emphasis placed on his hands. He grips the bow and neck of the violin with surprising maturity and skill.

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