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Welcome! 1840s Contemporary Illustrations
Violinist Ernst
ViolinistErnst
 

 

1842 portrait of Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, famous violin player. Interesting how high he ties his cravat, just to let it flop back down again. Also notice how his coat sleeves seem to wad up toward his armpits: this extra material could be there on purpose to facilitate freedom of movement to play his instruments.