Amateurs of Tye-Wig Music (Musicians of the Old School) by Edward Francis Burney

Example of 18th and 19th century tradition of caricature.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
69 x 84 cm
Art Fund grant:
£15,000 ( Total: £68,000)
Acquired in:
1997
Vendor:
Anonymous

Influenced by Hogarth. Theme of the battle between 'modern' music (represented by Beethoven and Mozart) and 'traditional' music (represented by Handel and Corelli).

Provenance

Acquired sometime in the 1960s by the late Pierre Jeannerat by whom it was given to the vendor

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