Friends and Amateurs in Musick | History of SC Slide Collection

"Friends and Amateurs in Musick" was drawn in 1827 by Thomas Middleton, an amateur artist; it is probably deliberately modeled on the convivial gathering of "Peter Manigault and His Friends" (see "Peter Manigault And His Friends"). The good life in Charleston in the early 19th century included music, good food and drink, and good friends. 

Courtesy of the Gibbes Museum of Art/Carolina Art Association.

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