Then to her listening ear…

‘Then to her listening ear responsive chords came familiar, sweet and low’
Edwin Long (1829-1891)
Oil on canvas
BORGM 01343
Image © Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum

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‘Then to her listening ear responsive chords came familiar, sweet and low’

This painting shows a young woman, mandolin in her hand. She eagerly listens for a musical reply, possibly from a lover. The title of the painting indicates the young girl did receive a response. This is one of Long’s more lyrical paintings, emulating the work of Leighton.

 

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