Observed viols


These are the viol players I saw in The Observer’s Book of Music. My memory had moved them around since, so that one had her back to the reader, and only one was a man, and they sat around a table, and there was no blue in the picture. How creative memory can be!

3 Responses to “Observed viols”

  1. samwell Says:

    nice picture

  2. malo Says:

    that’s a G-viol I reckon! (Or a very small violer)

  3. recumbentman Says:

    I think he’s just drawn that way. Otherwise he is a careful copy of Christopher Simpson. Note the size of his left hand: proportionate to a bass viol but not to the rest of his body.

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