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Francesco Geminiani

Photo credit: Gerald Coke Handel Collection, The Foundling Museum

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Geminiani is depicted half-length, turned to the right but facing forwards, wearing a braided blue coat with red collar and cuffs, white neck tie and cuffs, his left arm leaning on a table while holding a printed edition of the violin solo part to Corelli's Op.6 concertos, opened at the end of no.7 and the beginning of no.8, with his right hand pointing to the music. Geminiani was a pupil of Corelli before achieving fame as a violinist and composer.

The Foundling Museum





oil on canvas


H 75 x W 62 cm

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

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