Creator Gerritsz van Bronckhorst, Jan
Medium Artwork: Painting
City | Region Holland | Old kingdom Lowcountries
|Body Waisted||Strings Unclear||Neck Medium||Pegbox Angled flat|
|Bridge Fixed||Frets Yes||Back Flat||Pegs Rear|
|Technique Plucked fingers|
Jan Gerritsz van Bronckhorst, Muzikaal gezelschap aan een balustrade. The date of the painting and its current location are not known. Oxford Art Online (Benezit Dictionary of Artists) lists the painting as being in a collection in Brunswick.
The instrument, although painted in the early-mid seventeenth century is very similar in style to the design of 16th-century Spanish vihuelas. It has a wide shallow body a wide bridge without moustaches, and the instrument has six (or seven?) courses of strings.