Creator Flandes, Juan de
Medium Artwork: Fresco
City Guadalupe | Region Extremadura | Old kingdom Castile
|Body Lute||Strings 5 strings||Neck Medium||Pegbox R/Angled channels|
|Bridge Fixed||Frets No||Back Vaulted||Pegs Lateral|
|Technique Plucked plectrum|
One of the Frescos of angels in the dome of the choir in the Monastery of Guadalupe, a fresco attributed to Juan de Flandes (c.1460-1519), apparently dating from the last years of the 15th century. Alvarez (alvarez1965) documents payments to someone who could well be Juan de Flandes in Guadalupe in the last decadeof the century, 1595-1598. The paintings include angels playing: a) vihuela de arco, b) lute, c) rabel, d) psaltery, e) shawm?, f) portative organ, g) harp
The lute has a very round body, six strings, no frets, and is played with a plectrum.