William Harnett and Trompe l'Oeil
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William Harnett Detail from The Old Violin by William Harnett  
Trompe l'Oeil Detail from The Old Violin by William Harnett  
       
The Old Violin by William Harnett
William Michael Harnett, The Old Violin, 1886, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mellon Scaife in honor of Paul Mellon 1993.15.1

“A painting has been added to the Art Gallery, which has created a furor....”

“Visitors will need no guide post, they will find it by following the crowd.”

— Cincinnati newspapers, 1886


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