Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

untitled (three musicians)
  • United States
  • untitled (three musicians), circa 1855
  • Where object was made: United States
  • tintype
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11.4 x 8.3 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in 1974.0100, 1977.0129, and 1977.0130 matted together
  • Gift of Mrs. Kay Westgate
  • Not on display
  • 1977.0129
Description
Exhibitions

Black-and-white image of three male figures seated in a row, each holding a stringed instrument. The man in the left side of the image is holding a cello, with the bow on the strings and his hand across the fingerboard, as though ready to play. The two men in the right side of the image are holding violins under their chins, with the bows on the strings. The two men in the left side of the image are wearing long-sleeved white shirts under dark vests, and dark pants. The man in the right side of the image is wearing a long-sleeved, striped shirt, a bowtie, and a pinstriped vest and pants.