Angel with Guitar

(1670/ca) - formerly in the Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús (Córdoba, Argentina) [destroyed by fire]
instrument: vihuela de mano / guitarra | century: 17cent? | catalogue nº: 17-302

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Medium Artwork: Painting


City Córdoba | Region Argentina | Old kingdom America

Body Waisted Strings None Neck Long Pegbox Angled flat
Bridge Fixed Frets Yes Back Not visible Pegs Rear
Technique None

This painting formed part of the decoration of the dome of the Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús (Córdoba, Argentina), which was destroyed by fire in 1967. The inside of the dome is blackened with smoke, and the picture is no longer visible. The church was extensively photographed in 1942 by Buschiazzo. The church is part of the Manzana Jesuítica in Córdoba. It was declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 2000. The Jesuits arrived in Argentina in 1589. The church where this painting was located was not consecrated until 1671. The painting is believed to date from the end of the 17th century. The photo in page2011 is reproduced from buschiazzo

4/5 course guitar, highly decorative bridge, "sun" design around rose highly decorated bridge and fingerboard. Even though the painting is probably from the late 17th century, the instrument is decorated in a manner that was is found more in guitars from earlier in the century.