Bagpipe Lesson Postcard by Henry O. Tanner


This postcard features a reproduction of Henry Ossawa Tanner’s The Bagpipe Lesson (1893). Henry Ossawa Tanner is an artist in the Hampton University Museum collection.

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Known as one of the most important African American painters of the 19th Century, Henry O. Tanner frequently evokes themes of music, culture, and intergenerational learning.

Similar to The Banjo Lesson, The Bagpipe Lesson depicts an elder passing along knowledge and skills onto the younger generation. The scenery is inspired by what Tanner would have seen while vacationing in the northern parts of France, such as Pont-Aven and Brittany.

The overall composition provides a sense of calm, peace, and wonder, as creativity is encouraged and given space to flourish.


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Dimensions 4 × 6 in


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