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Felice Giardini and Children

Photo credit: Gerald Coke Handel Collection, The Foundling Museum

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The composer Giardini is depicted full-length, facing forwards while seated on a chair at a harpsichord, with music open on the stand and a violin on top of the lid. He is wearing a blue-grey coat and matching breeches, with white neck tie, cuffs and stockings, and buckled shoes; a wig on his head. To his right is a girl in a pink dress and in front of the harpsichord another girl in a yellow dress; seated on the carpet in front of him is a young boy. Giardini's right hand is extended with index finger pointing up and left hand poised above the keyboard as if playing a chord.

Foundling Museum



Felice Giardini and Children




oil on canvas


H 109 x W 138 cm

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allocated to the Foundling Museum under the Government Acceptance in Lieu scheme

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