The Old Violin painted by William Harnett in 1886. This is my copy of "The Old Violin". It was painted as a commission, Christmas present, for a client. He remembers seeing a copy of this work in his home growing up and this reproduction brought back fond memories. He requested it because he knows I am a copyist at the National Gallery of art. Unfortunately this particular painting is in a gallery that does not allow copyists...a small gallery. I went to the National Gallery and took pictures and color notes... also used reference materials from the internet. I also studied up on William Harnett and his nostalgic compositions. It was a great experience and I am happy to say my client was pleased. Great way to start the new year.