Henry Ossawa Tanner, Study for the Bagpipe Lesson, 1892, oil on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Robbins, 1983.95.42
This study shows a boy practicing the bagpipe, but for the final version, Henry Ossawa Tanner added a teacher and two more figures. Bagpipe players were common in the French region of Pont-Aven and Concarneau, where Tanner spent his summers in the 1890s. Here, he used bold colors and loose brushwork to capture the scene. Tanner entered a finished version in the annual Paris exhibition, but it was rejected; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, however, accepted it for their yearly show.
Study for the Bagpipe Lesson
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sheet: 5 x 5 15/16 in. (12.7 x 15.1 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Robbins
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- oil on paperboard
- Figure – child – waist length
- Landscape – forest
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