Clavichord with painted lid in the Chinese
Clavichord with painted lid in the Chinese style, 18th century. . Chromolithograph from an illustration by William Gibb from A.J. Hipkins' Musical Instruments, Historic, Rare and Unique, Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh, 1888. Alfred James Hipkins (1826-1903) was an English musicologist who specialized in the history of the pianoforte and other instruments.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans
Pantomime artist Will Evans with his children
Will Evans (1866 -1931) was an eccentric comedian who performed in pantomime from a young age, and appeared on the music halls in the 1890s. His most famous solo sketches were Papering A House and Whitewashing A Ceiling. Seen here with his two children at the piano.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/The Pete Frost Collection
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Gabriele D'Annunzio and Alberto Franchetti
Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863-1938), Italian writer, and Alberto Franchetti (1860-1942), Italian composer, seated at a piano during rehearsals for the latter's opera, The Daughter of Iorio, libretto by d'Annunzio, premiered at La Scala Milan on 29 March 1906.
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