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- 'The Jew's Harp', David Wilkie
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'The Jew's Harp', David Wilkie
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A Jew’s Harp is a small lyre-shaped musical instrument held in the teeth and struck with the finger. A man plays the harp to two children and a dog, in a cottage interior. The artist was a Scotsman, who had great success with paintings of rustic life.
Through subtly capturing the minute details of gesture and expression, he was able to suggest character and situation in a memorable and natural-seeming way.
Medium and Support: Oil on panel
Date: about 1808
Accession No: WAG 316