Sandro del Prete

Guitar Music it the Well

This is an illustration filled with memories; it resembles the kind of portraiture often seen hanging in the living rooms of elderly people. This one is special because it reveals how the two subjects first met when younger. The wife, then a young girl, is kneeling by the well, carrying on her shoulder the pitcher she wants to fill. She is looking in the direction of her fiancé. Wearing a broad Mexican hat, he is sitting on the other side of the well and serenades his darling with melodious tunes of the guitar.