Only Connect - James Cervetto <> Karl Abel

How are these sitters connected?

Karl Friedrich Abel
by Thomas Gainsborough
circa 1765
NPG 5081

The connection
In 1832, fifty years after the cellist ‘Cervetto’ first played at the ‘Bach-Abel’ concerts, Alfred Edward Chalon drew him, on stage, at eighty-six years of age.

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