Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Joachim by Spy

My father had this Spy (his real name is Sir Leslie Matthew Ward) portrait of Joseph Joachim on the wall of his teaching room for as long as I can remember. Now that he is no longer teaching, he was kind enough to send it to me! Joachim now looks down on my students while they play (and he looks down on me when I teach). I'm glad that this print is hanging far enough away for my students not to see Joachim's straight thumb (on his bow hand) or the raised index finger on his left hand!

You can see more Spy portraits here.

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