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Monday Popular Concerts, London (1885)

Note the interesting cross-legged way of sitting, as well as the arrangement of the players. Piatti sits on a box for height only — he has no endpin.JJ  Monday Popular Concerts 1855 copy

By contrast, this illustration from the Illustrated London News, 2 March 1872:

Neruda Monday Pops]

The players are Wilhelmina Norman-Neruda (Lady Hallé), Louis Ries, Ludwig Straus and Alfredo Piatti.