Here we have a rather unusual antique, oil on panel painting featuring a blind musician playing Northumbrian pipes.
The blind musician, seated, plays for a young boy and a rather sullen looking woman. A small dog laps at a water bowl beneath his chair whilst the young boy watches the piper play. I particularly like how the woman standing behind the piper is staring straight ahead and her eyes, so cutting, almost go right through you.
Signed John Brooke and dated 1845.
Frame- 37cm x 31cm.
Picture - 31cm x 26cm.
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