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The Student

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Southwark Art Collection

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Here a girl practises her violin in front of a mirror. The green baize-lined case is placed prominently on the chair. The inclusion of the mirror and the emphasis on the girl’s awkward stance, the placement of her feet and the rounding of her shoulders, suggests that the practise is more concerned with her posture as opposed to the music. She is perhaps a new student then, only just starting to learn how to play.

Southwark Art Collection


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    130.1 x 83.8 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    purchased at the South East London Art Group Exhibition, 1974


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