To date, both Fernandes and Burny are still making guitars just like their Tokai counterparts.
When it began in the 70's, there were no problems with copyright issues.
The artist gained notoriety for his highly expressive and visionary religious works and rarely ventured away from this genre.
When he did, however, he created compelling portraits, landscape paintings, mythological works and sculptures.
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Kanda Shokai is a musical instrument wholesaler mostly known for being a part of Fender Japan.
The brand Burny was birth later by Fernandes as the division that made Gibson replicas.
A portrait of El Greco, perhaps by the artist himself but conceivably by his son Jorge Manuel, is listed in the 1621 inventory of the latter’s possession (no. "100 Paintings from the Metropolitan Museum," August 28–November 2, 1975, no.
189, "un retrato de mi P[adr]e, con su quadro guarnecido" [a portrait of my father, with its decorated frame]).
For over a century scholars have considered whether or not this sympathetic portrait of an old man is a self-portrait by El Greco. "El Greco: Identity and Transformation: Crete, Italy, Spain," February 3–May 16, 1999, no.
Lafond (1906) described the seemingly Romantic notion as at best a plausible hypothesis, and a number of more recent scholars (for example, Wethey 1962) have rejected the idea, mainly on the basis of comparisons with presumed self-portraits inserted by El Greco into several of his major religious pictures (see also Christiansen 2003).
In those examples, the figure bears some resemblance to the sitter here, but seems more virile, and has a white beard and hair. "From El Greco to Cézanne: Masterpieces of European Painting from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," December 13, 1992–April 11, 1993, no.