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vihuela de péñola

Angel playing vihuela, Salamanca, Catedral vieja. Fresco,

ARTWORK Late 13th century fresco attributed to Antonio Sánchez de Segovia in the old cathedral in Salmanca, in the Capilla de San Martín, also known as the Capilla de Aceite. INSTRUMENT This is one of the few illustrations from before 1400 that show an i

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rabel

Flat-backed rabel (Flemish)

ARTWORK Book of Hours of the Bishop Juan Rodríguez de Fonseca (1451-1524). The Manuscript is of 15th-century Flemish provenance and belongs to the Real Seminario de San Carlos Borromeo (Zaragoza). There is a full-colour reproduction published by Siloé. Th

15-201a

vihuela de arco

Elder holding Vihuela

ARTWORK In this portico of the church of San Martin (Noia, La Coruña), completed in 1434, 9 of the 13 elders have musical instruments. They are all stringed instruments: 4 vihuelas, 2 psalteries, 2 harps and a rabel. Of the four vihuelas, three are held d

15-301a

vihuela de mano

Angel playing vihuela, Retablo di Castelsardo, Maestro di Castelsardo.

ARTWORK Tempera and oil on wood with gold background. Dates from before 1492. The vihuelist is one of six large and three small angel musicians who surround the Madonna and Child that forms the central panel of the Retablo di Castelsardo, in the Cattedral

15-302

viola da mano (vihuela)

Viola da mano played by Serafino Aquilano (1493)

ARTWORK “Music” from the monumental fresco “Quadrivium” painted by Bernardino Pinturicchio’s workshop, ca 1493, located in the Borgia Apartments of the Vatican, Rome. Comissioned by Alexander VI, soon after his election to the Papacy in 1492. The player o

15-324b

vihuela de mano

Angel playing vihuela, from Retablo della Porziuncola, Maestro di Castelsardo.

ARTWORK Tempera and oil on wood with gold background. Dated after 1492. Size of remaining fragments 389 x 272 cm. The figure playing the vihuela is a male angel, and is one of six intrumentalists who probably flanked the central panel of the retablo. More

15-327a

vihuela de mano

Angel vihuelista from a ‘Coronation of the Virgin’ by a painter of the Valencian School.

ARTWORK Regarded as anonymous by some writers, some art historians have attributed the painting that includes this angel to be the work of the Maestro of San Lázaro. This is not confirmed, however. Woodfield dated the painting as early 16th century (wood

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vihuela de mano

Angel vihuelista from a lae 15th century painting of the Madonna and Child

ARTWORK The “Madonna and Child” featuring this vihuela-playing angel is a Hispano-Flemish work of the Aragonese school, dated late in the 15th century. It was a section of the altarpiece Retablo de Santa Ana, formerly in the Collegiate church in Játiva bu

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vihuela de mano

Apollo playing the vihuela at the marriage of Thetis and and Peleus (c.1490-1501)

ARTWORK Les Noces de Thétis et Pelée [The marriage of Thetis and Peleus] (c.1490-1501) [R. F. 1346] is a painting by Bartolomeo di Giovanni, active in Florence 1488-1501. The painting was originally a panel of a marriage chest, possibly together the Corté

15-349a

vihuela de mano

Angel plying vihuela. Fresco by Paolo de San Leocadio, 1472-1481.

ARTWORK This fresco was discovered in June 2004 during restoration of the Cathedral. It had been hidden above a baroque ceiling superimposed on top of it. The works were commissioned by Cardenal Rodrigo Borgia on 21 May 1496 and were realised by Paolo de

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lute

Angel playing lute. From, Virgin and Four Angels, c.1470. Tempera on wood.

ARTWORK The on-line catalogue of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya suggests that this painting may have been the central compartment of an altarpiece dedicated to the Virgin, and affirms it as one of Pedro García de Benabarre's most successful works.

15-354b

lute

Angel playing lute. From, Virgin and Four Angels, c.1470. Tempera on wood.

ARTWORK The on-line catalogue of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya suggests that this painting may have been the central compartment of an altarpiece dedicated to the Virgin, and affirms it as one of Pedro García de Benabarre's most successful works.

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vihuela de mano

Angel playing vihuela, Retablo di Tuili, Maestro di Castelsardo

ARTWORK From the Retablo of the church of San Pietro, Tuili, Sardinia. Oil on wood, 5.50 x 3.50 m. Painted by the Master of Castelsardo.The retablo was originally located in the presbytery. It was commissioned by Giovanni and Violante Santa Cruz, lords o

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vihuela de mano

Angel playing a vihuela. Fresco on the triumphal arch of the Iglesia Mayor, Castronuño (Valladolid)

Although the only photograph consulted so far (shown here) is not detailed, it depicts to be of an angel playing a vihuela de mano. From the photo here, the instrument appears to be a vihuela de mano, plucked rather than bowed as described by Angel de la

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vihuela de mano

Angel musician playing vihuela.

ARTWORK Anonymous, painting. Oil on wood, presumably from the early 16th century. Barcelona Cathedral. INSTRUMENT Angel musician plays a vihuela that is consistent with many other Spanish vihuela illustrations in its shape, size, and many of it features.

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vihuela de mano

Angel playing vihuela. Fragment of the lost altarpiece of the Iglesia de Santa María, Tamarite de Litera (Huesca).

ARTWORK Wood panel. Fragment of the altarpiece of Iglesia de Santa María, parish church, Tamarite de Litera (Huesca), formerly a collegiate church. The altarpiece was commissioned in 1500 and completed in 1503. The commission was to Miguel Ximénez and his

16-110

viola da mano (vihuela)

Angel playing a viola da mano in the fresco “Coronation of the Chosen in the Earthly Paradise”

ARTWORK Angel playing a viola da mano in the “Coronation of the Elect in the Earthly Paradise” south wall • Luca Signorelli, fresco executed between 1499 and 1505. Minamino explains that the scene closely resemble’s Dante’s description (minamino2004-2, 18

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vihuela de mano

Angel vihuelist, Iglesia de la Trinidad, Segovia.

ARTWORK Oil painting (on wood?) by Andrés López and Antonio de Vega, Iglesia de la Santísima Trinidad, Plaza de la Trinidad, Segovia. 100 x 80 cm. Angel vihuelist, one of a group of angels surrounding the virgin in this account of the Coronation of the v

16-113

vihuela de mano / guitarra

5-course Vihuela

PRINT Woodcut on the title page of Vocabularii molt profitos per aprendre lo Catalan Alamany y lo Alamany Catalan (Perpignan: Johan Rosembach, 1502). A type of Catalan-German dictionary. Unique copy: Barcelona, Biblioteca de Catalunya. INSTRUMENT 5-stri

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vihuela de mano

“Musicus” playing the vihuela. 1505-1512.

ARTWORK The choir stalls in Burgos Cathedral were built between 1505 and 1512 by the Burgundian sculptor Felipe Vigarny, probably in association with the expert wood craftsman Andrés de Nájera. The work was oresumably finished by 1512 as the old choir sta