A GENT at the soiree, suave, sang
TENOR. A fierce lady knee-gripped her
CELLO, firmly, scurrying notes. He,
REGAL, stood steadfast, yet outstripped her.

La Musique, or The Cello Lesson, by Henry Ossawa Tanner. This painting didn’t get a good reception, so he painted The Pilgrims of Emmaus over it. The picture above is from a monochrome photo of the original painting.

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