well i got a photo from some one of a colored man and little boy,id say his son i dont know,but who ever sent this to me it sure means a lot to me,i cant thank you,in person but i sure will here,who ever you are and a many to choose from,i really appreciate it,i got it on my wall in front of me for the love of the banjo,thanks again for the person who sent this photo,a special thanks,and please come forth so i can THANK YOU,a very nice treasure fo me
Thursday, January 5, 2012 @1:17:47 PM
Thursday, January 5, 2012 @1:36:05 PM
Do you mean like my profile picture Jim. It is a lovely picture isn't it ?
Thursday, January 5, 2012 @1:39:07 PM
trish it is,was you the you one who sent this to me,if you are or your wasnt,i still love you
Thursday, January 5, 2012 @1:51:23 PM
It was painted by Henry Ossawa Tanner in 1893 when he was in Philadelphia , United States on a short visit. It is called " The Banjo Lesson " and reputed to be his most famous work.
Thursday, January 5, 2012 @1:52:59 PM
love you too Jim , hope you had a great Christmas and the very best to you for the coming year.
Thursday, January 5, 2012 @4:53:47 PM
i did trish and i hope you did to,thanks so much trish
Friday, January 6, 2012 @4:55:27 AM
Jim, this painting is in Pete Seeger's 'How to Play the 5 String Banjo', page 5, attributed to Tanner. So is "The Banjo Player", by William Mount that has also been posted to BHO. Another really interesting painting from that book is "The Old Plantation". The photos in Mr. Seeger's book are basically scanned copies, so don't do justice to the colour versions. You ought to Google for hi-res colour versions. and you see right away why he liked them. They take your breath away.
Friday, January 6, 2012 @10:20:23 AM
I can't take credit for this gift,Jim I just know the picture as it has been my background picture on my laptop for many years, I think it is such a moving painting, you can almost hear the notes of the banjo.
Friday, January 6, 2012 @2:10:10 PM
thanks trish,james cooke sent that to me,i helped him on skypes on some lessons,and he felt kind a enough to send it to me
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