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Lutanist Collection

"Lutanist: A Melodic Journey through Art" Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of music as we explore the captivating presence of lutanists throughout art history

Background imageLutanist Collection: Boy with a Lute, ca. 1625. Creator: Frans Hals

Boy with a Lute, ca. 1625. Creator: Frans Hals
Boy with a Lute, ca. 1625

Background imageLutanist Collection: A Christmas Carol. Artist: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882)

A Christmas Carol. Artist: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882)
A Christmas Carol. Private Collection

Background imageLutanist Collection: The Musicians, 1597. Creator: Michelangelo Caravaggio

The Musicians, 1597. Creator: Michelangelo Caravaggio
The Musicians, 1597

Background imageLutanist Collection: Song of the Angels, 1881. Artist: Bouguereau, William-Adolphe (1825-1905)

Song of the Angels, 1881. Artist: Bouguereau, William-Adolphe (1825-1905)
Song of the Angels, 1881. Found in the collection of Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale

Background imageLutanist Collection: The little Garden of Paradise. Artist: Upper Rhenish Master (active c. 1410-1420)

The little Garden of Paradise. Artist: Upper Rhenish Master (active c. 1410-1420)
The little Garden of Paradise. Found in the collection of Stadtische Galerie im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main

Background imageLutanist Collection: The Assumption of the Virgin with Busts of the Archangel Gabriel and the Virgin of... c

The Assumption of the Virgin with Busts of the Archangel Gabriel and the Virgin of... c
The Assumption of the Virgin with Busts of the Archangel Gabriel and the Virgin of the Annunciation, c. 1400/1405

Background imageLutanist Collection: Portrait of the composer and lutenist Jacques Gaultier, 1631-1635. Artist: Lievens, Jan (1607-1674)

Portrait of the composer and lutenist Jacques Gaultier, 1631-1635. Artist: Lievens, Jan (1607-1674)
Portrait of the composer and lutenist Jacques Gaultier, 1631-1635. Found in the collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Background imageLutanist Collection: Lute-Player, c1595. Artist: Michelangelo Caravaggio

Lute-Player, c1595. Artist: Michelangelo Caravaggio
Lute-Player, c1595. Detail. Found in the collection of The Hermitage, St Petersburg

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1280. Found in the Collection of the Monasterio de El Escorial.

Background imageLutanist Collection: Mary with child surrounded by angels playing music, Early16th cen.. Creator

Mary with child surrounded by angels playing music, Early16th cen.. Creator
Mary with child surrounded by angels playing music, Early16th cen.. Private Collection

Background imageLutanist Collection: Portrait of a Lute Player, 1510-1562. Creators: Christoph Amberger, Jan van Scorel

Portrait of a Lute Player, 1510-1562. Creators: Christoph Amberger, Jan van Scorel, Hans Holbein the Younger
Portrait of a Lute Player, 1510-1562



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"Lutanist: A Melodic Journey through Art" Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of music as we explore the captivating presence of lutanists throughout art history. From the iconic works of renowned artists to lesser-known gems, these depictions offer a glimpse into the timeless allure of this ancient instrument. In Dante Gabriel Rossetti's "A Christmas Carol, " a lutanist takes center stage, serenading us with his delicate melodies amidst a festive ambiance. Frans Hals' "Boy with a Lute" captures youthful innocence and budding talent, while Michelangelo Caravaggio's "The Musicians" portrays an intimate gathering where lutes accompany harmonious voices. Bouguereau's masterpiece, "Song of the Angels, " transports us to celestial realms where heavenly beings play their celestial lutes. The Upper Rhenish Master's "The Little Garden of Paradise" invites us to revel in its ethereal beauty, accompanied by gentle sounds emanating from unseen hands. Jan Lievens' portrait immortalizes Jacques Gaultier, a celebrated composer and lutenist whose skill resonates through time. Meanwhile, Caravaggio returns with his evocative piece titled "Lute-Player, " capturing both the concentration and passion that define this musical craft. Jan Vermeer's exquisite painting presents a young woman delicately strumming her lute—a moment frozen in time that speaks volumes about love and longing. Dante Gabriel Rossetti once again enchants us with his work titled "The Bower Meadow, " where nature intertwines seamlessly with music. Johann Georg Platzer's intricate still life showcases various instruments including the lute—an ode to craftsmanship and artistic expression. Lastly, Titian mesmerizes us with his portrayal of Venus alongside a skilled lutenist—a scene brimming with sensuality and grace. Through these diverse artworks spanning centuries, we witness how the humble yet powerful lute has captivated the hearts of artists and audiences alike.