Etching, A Blind Fiddler


Accession Number: 2003.28

Description: Etching shows a blind man playing a fiddle. Behind him stands a woman with a cane in her raised right hand, preparing to strike a starving dog at the feet of the fiddler. Two boys with hoops, at bottom right, are watching the fiddler. Townspeople and buildings are in the background. Paper shows plate marks, and etching is signed "W. Geikie" in the plate. "A Blind Fidler [sic] - Glasgow Homer"; "No. 156"; and "1885" are handwritten in pencil along the bottom front margin. The number 35 is printed within the plate at top left and is barely visible. Reverse is blank.

Height: 8.5

Width: 11

Date Made: [1885]

Maker: Geikie, Walter, 1795-1837, artist

Place of Origin: [Edinburgh, Scotland]

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2003.28

Subjects: Art Blind Musicians

Dimension Notes: 5 x 6.5 in. (comp.)

Made: [William Patterson, pub.]

Material: Paper

Updated: 05/09/2014