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Background imageStringed Collection: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren
King Arthur welcomes the Green Knight into the Banqueting Hall and invites him to dismount and eat with the company. Everyone is amazed to see the unexpected visitor

Background imageStringed Collection: Senegal - Griot playing a Kora

Senegal - Griot playing a Kora
Senegal - seated Griot playing a Kora, a 21-stringed harp lute that originated in the Gambia River valley with the Mandinko but is one of the most popular instruments in Senegal

Background imageStringed Collection: Sheet music, violin and pink rose

Sheet music, violin and pink rose
A violin and bow, with a pink rose and a sheet of music

Background imageStringed Collection: Piero della Francesca, Italian painter

Piero della Francesca, Italian painter
Renaissance Art. Italy. 15th century. Piero della Francesca (c.1420-1492). Italian painter. The Nativity, 1470-75. Tempera on panel. National Gallery. London. England. UK

Background imageStringed Collection: Fra Angelico (1387-1455). The Coronation of the Virgin

Fra Angelico (1387-1455). The Coronation of the Virgin
Fra Angelico (1387-1455). Tuscan painter of early Renaissance, part of the Florentine school. The Coronation of the Virgin. 15th Century. Louvre Museum. Paris. France

Background imageStringed Collection: The Emperor Stradivarius violin

The Emperor Stradivarius violin
The famous Emperor Stradivarius violin, dating from 1715. It was bought by the violinist and composer Jan Kubelik in 1910 for 10, 000 -- the highest price paid for a violin to that date. "

Background imageStringed Collection: Two violins and a viola by Stradivarius

Two violins and a viola by Stradivarius
Two violins and a viola by Antonius Stradivarius -- 1717 violin (Hart & Son), 1762 viola (Hart & Son), The Gillot Strad, 1715 (G Haddock). 1875

Background imageStringed Collection: Christmas card in the shape of a banjo

Christmas card in the shape of a banjo. circa 1890s

Background imageStringed Collection: Agra, India - Sitar player

Agra, India - Sitar player
Agra, India - Lady Sitar player

Background imageStringed Collection: Harp with yellow flowers on a cutout greetings card

Harp with yellow flowers on a cutout greetings card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageStringed Collection: Banjo with pink flowers on a Victorian scrap

Banjo with pink flowers on a Victorian scrap. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageStringed Collection: Two golden harps on a cutout greetings card

Two golden harps on a cutout greetings card with a country scene. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageStringed Collection: Chinese musical instruments

Chinese musical instruments
A selection of Chinese musical instruments, including a bell(1), gong, (2), cymbals(4), a guqin or seven-stringed zither(7), a pipa or four-stringed lute (8), Yueqin or moon-shaped lute(11)

Background imageStringed Collection: George H. Chirgwin know as the White-Eyed Kaffir

George H. Chirgwin know as the White-Eyed Kaffir
George H. Chirgwin (14 December 1854 17 November 1922) was a popular British music hall star billed as " the White-Eyed Kaffir", a black face minstrel act

Background imageStringed Collection: Kitten with a violin on a Christmas card

Kitten with a violin on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageStringed Collection: Paganinis violin by Guarnerius

Paganinis violin by Guarnerius
Three views of Paganinis violin by Joseph Guarnerius, 1743, in the Municipal Palace, Genoa, Italy. 1875

Background imageStringed Collection: Design for Gilbert and Sullivan, A Dream of Patience

Design for Gilbert and Sullivan, A Dream of Patience
Design by Alice Mary Havers for Gilbert and Sullivan, Savoy Operas, A Dream of Patience. circa 1880s

Background imageStringed Collection: A group of Persian musicians

A group of Persian musicians
A group of four Persian musicians playing their instruments. 1818

Background imageStringed Collection: Dancers at Night

Dancers at Night
This tempera painting depicts a night time scene of costumed dancers performing to music from a stringed instrument and tambourine, around a grand statue of a fine garden terrace. Date: circa 1918

Background imageStringed Collection: Japanese Geisha playing a Traditional Shamisen

Japanese Geisha playing a Traditional Shamisen
Japanese Geisha in her home playing a Traditional Shamisen Date: circa 1904

Background imageStringed Collection: Marie Hall - Violinist

Marie Hall - Violinist
Marie Hall (1884-1956) - Violinist and pupil of Edward Elgar - gave the 1st performance of Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending in 1920 Date: 1907

Background imageStringed Collection: Georgian country folk with musical instruments

Georgian country folk with musical instruments
Georgia - Georgian country folk with musical instruments including a boy with a thin drum and a woman holding a stringed instrument, similar to a lute

Background imageStringed Collection: Stringed instrument maker in his workshop

Stringed instrument maker in his workshop
A stringed instrument manufacturer in his workshop, testing the strings of a double bass

Background imageStringed Collection: Musical cats with flowers on a postcard

Musical cats with flowers on a postcard. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageStringed Collection: Girl playing instrument

Girl playing instrument
A young Japanese woman with ribboned hair playing a stringed musical instrument, perhaps a version of a lute

Background imageStringed Collection: Music cover with Scottish harpist

Music cover with Scottish harpist
An unidentified music cover depicting a female Scottish harpist wearing a tartan shawl and medieval costume. The emblem at the top contains the Latin words, Nemo Me Impune Lacessit

Background imageStringed Collection: Persian Psaltery

Persian Psaltery
Ancient Persian stringed instrument similar to the European psaltery

Background imageStringed Collection: Stradivarius / Postcard

Stradivarius / Postcard
ANTONIUS STRADIVARIUS or ANTONIO STRADIVARI Italian violin maker of Cremona; he also made other stringed instruments

Background imageStringed Collection: 16th Century Musicians 1

16th Century Musicians 1
A piper performs with players of three types of stringed instruments - a rebec, a lute and a harp

Background imageStringed Collection: Cooks Nile Service, Ps Tewfik

Cooks Nile Service, Ps Tewfik
An illustrated cover of a passenger list for Cooks Nile Steamer Tewfik -- two Egyptian scenes with people, a sphinx, pyramids and palm trees

Background imageStringed Collection: Ukrainian Cossack Wedding Party

Ukrainian Cossack Wedding Party. circa 1898

Background imageStringed Collection: Two musician dancers of Cambodia, South East Asia

Two musician dancers of Cambodia, South East Asia (then a French Protectorate). 1922

Background imageStringed Collection: Angoni tribesman performer, Nyasaland, East Africa

Angoni tribesman performer, Nyasaland, East Africa
Angoni (Ngoni) tribesman performer, Nyasaland, East Africa (then part of the British Empire, now Malawi). He is a musician, singer and dancer whose leggings rattle when he moves. Date: 1922

Background imageStringed Collection: Jean Rameau - Master hurdy-gurdy player

Jean Rameau - Master hurdy-gurdy player
Jean Rameau (1852-1931) - Master hurdy-gurdy player, multi-instrumentist and songwriter from central France (Berry). The hurdy-gurdy is a stringed instrument that produces sound by a hand

Background imageStringed Collection: Kazakh village in Zhailau, during Nauryz (Spring holiday)

Kazakh village in Zhailau, during Nauryz (Spring holiday)
People in a high altitude summer pasture in Zhailau (Jailou), located in the Ile-Alatau State National Natural Park, Kazakhstan, during Nauryz (the traditional Spring holiday)

Background imageStringed Collection: Musician Girl

Musician Girl
An advertisement illustration which portrays a smiling young woman playing a triangular stringed instrument, possibly a balalaike. Date: circa 1939

Background imageStringed Collection: Eastern musicians on Columbia record sleeve

Eastern musicians on Columbia record sleeve
Javanese or Indonesian musicians on Columbia 78rpm record sleeve Date: early 20th century

Background imageStringed Collection: Portrait of a Musician

Portrait of a Musician
A portrait illustration of a man, playing a stringed musical instrument. Date: circa 1916

Background imageStringed Collection: White Star Line - cover design, Music booklet

White Star Line - cover design, Music booklet
White Star Line - cover design of 16-page booklet of music used on board White Star Liners, dated January 1930. Date: 1930

Background imageStringed Collection: Victorian Scrap, Clown with Banjo

Victorian Scrap, Clown with Banjo, Our Old Friend Date: late 19th century

Background imageStringed Collection: Violin and stringed musical instrument maker's workshop

Violin and stringed musical instrument maker's workshop - Johann Reiter, Mittenwald, Germany, creator of the octave violin. Instruments on display include violins, violas, cellos and lutes

Background imageStringed Collection: Music cover, The Man with the Mandolin

Music cover, The Man with the Mandolin, by James Cavanaugh, John Redmond and Frank Weldon, featured and broadcast by Jack Payne and his Band, and Brian Lawrance and his Lansdown House Sextet

Background imageStringed Collection: One figure of Death grabs the Peddler, while

One figure of Death grabs the Peddler, while another plays a trump-marine.. Handcolored engraving by Chretien de Mechel from Hans Holbein's The Triumph of Death

Background imageStringed Collection: Mongolian Yatga players

Mongolian Yatga players
Artists of the Folk Song and Dance ensemble, Ulan Bator, play yatgas, traditional Mongolian stringed instruments similar to a zither. Date: 1970s

Background imageStringed Collection: Spacek Sissy Long Hair Microphone Playing Guitar

Spacek Sissy Long Hair Microphone Playing Guitar
spacek, sissy, long, hair, microphone, playing, guitar, singing, music, musical, instrument, stringed, usa, american, actress, performer, entertainer, film, star, young, mary, elizabeth, 1949

Background imageStringed Collection: Isaac Stern, Ukrainian-born violin virtuoso

Isaac Stern, Ukrainian-born violin virtuoso
Isaac Stern (1920-2001), Ukrainian-born violin virtuoso. Seen here with a young pupil. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageStringed Collection: Mstislav Rostropovich, renowned Russian cellist

Mstislav Rostropovich, renowned Russian cellist
Mstislav Rostropovich (1927-2007), renowned Russian cellist and conductor. Seen here (centre) with the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich (left) and the English composer Benjamin Britten (right)

Background imageStringed Collection: Valentin Zhuk, Russian violinist, conductor and teacher

Valentin Zhuk, Russian violinist, conductor and teacher. Seen here as a young man. Date: circa 1940s



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