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HARPSICHORD - CARICATURE

Arrowood, Clinton

Boston, 1970s. Total size in mat: 13" h x 11.5" w (33 cm x 29 cm). In excellent condition. Faint imprint from text on verso.
A lady alligator dressed in a gown stands rather humbly in front of a harpsichord as though addressing an audience. The caption reads: "I am precise and I am clear."

The alligator's harpsichord bears the name of Mark Adler, an early keyboard maker based in Maryland.

This delightful caricature is a printed illustration by Clinton Arrowood from Donald Elliott's book Alligators and Music. The drawing is dedicated to the noted harpsichordist, organist, and church musician Lloyd Bowers (see near harpsichord stool).
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