Creator Díaz, Diego Valentín
Medium Artwork: Painting
City Valladolid | Region Castilla-León | Old kingdom Castile
|Body Lute||Strings 4 strings||Neck Long||Pegbox R/Angled flat|
|Bridge Fixed||Frets Unclear||Back Flat||Pegs Rear|
|Technique Plucked fingers thumb in|
“Virgen de los Ángeles”. Oil on Canvas. Diego Valentín Díaz ((Valladolid 1586-Valladolid 1660). 246 x 206 cm. Iglesia de San Miguel y San Julián (Valladolid).
One of the five bowed and plucked stringed instruments in the painting. The full painting is given as 17-124.
This lute has a more oval shape than is typical of lutes around 1600, a neck that is similarly too long, and only four strings. It is in stark contrast to the very accurate contemporary lute painted by Díaz in his Coronation (17-123). It seems to be based on the same model or a similar one to the other lute in the same painting (17-124d).