Creator Venegas, Francisco
Medium Artwork: Painting
City Lisbon | Region Portugal | Old kingdom Portugal
|Body Corners||Strings Unclear||Neck Long||Pegbox Scroll|
|Bridge Obscured||Frets Yes||Back Flat||Pegs Lateral|
|Technique Plucked fingers thumb in|
Sagrada Família, Santa Ana e Anjos” or “Fuga para o Egipto” Francisco Venegas (fl. 1582-1591). Capela-do-mor, Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Luz. Carnide (Lisbon), built between 1575 and 1596. The original church was destroyed in the earthquake of 1755, but many of the artworks were saved. The painting is located behind the altar of the retabulo lateral da Epistola.
This is a remarkably late depiction of a vihuela de mano with cornered waists. It seems to reflect the type of instrument more commonly seen in Italy or in late 15th-century Aragonese depictions. The painting also includes a vihuela de arco of similar shape and size (16-324a).