Can anyone identify the symbol circled in the image below? It's from a piece of piano music.
Thank you very much :)
Ordinary quarter rest in a somewhat uncommon but not unheard-of style. French publisher?
As there are 4 beats in the bar, it has to be a crotchet (quarter note ) rest. It's probably easier to draw than the regular one, but there is an alternative which is the opposite way round to the quaver rest, again, easier to write.