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Lutenist Collection

"Lutenist: A Melodic Journey Through Art" Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of the lutenist, as depicted by renowned artists throughout history

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

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

Background imageLutenist 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 imageLutenist 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 imageLutenist 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 imageLutenist 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 imageLutenist 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 imageLutenist Collection: COMMEDIA DELL ARTE. Pantalone, the Dupe, in a performance of the Italian Commedia dell Arte

COMMEDIA DELL ARTE. Pantalone, the Dupe, in a performance of the Italian Commedia dell Arte. French woodcut, 17th century

Background imageLutenist Collection: Young Woman with a Lute, ca. 1662-63. Creator: Jan Vermeer

Young Woman with a Lute, ca. 1662-63. Creator: Jan Vermeer
Young Woman with a Lute, ca. 1662-63

Background imageLutenist Collection: The Bower Meadow, 1850-1872, (c1912). Artist: Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The Bower Meadow, 1850-1872, (c1912). Artist: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
The Bower Meadow, (c1912). Two women playing dulcimer and lute, the landscape background was painted at Sevenoaks in Kent in 1850, painting completed in 1872

Background imageLutenist Collection: Flute, lute, cello and violin; Johann Georg Platzer (1704-1761), 1948. Artist

Flute, lute, cello and violin; Johann Georg Platzer (1704-1761), 1948. Artist
Flute, lute, cello and violin; Johann Georg Platzer (1704-1761), 1948. From Musical Instruments Through the Ages, by Dr. Alexander Buchner. [Spring Books, London, 1948]

Background imageLutenist Collection: Venus and the Lute Player, ca. 1565-70. Creator: Titian

Venus and the Lute Player, ca. 1565-70. Creator: Titian
Venus and the Lute Player, ca. 1565-70

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

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

Background imageLutenist Collection: A woman playing a stringed instrument, early 17th century (1926). Artist: Daniel Rebel

A woman playing a stringed instrument, early 17th century (1926). Artist: Daniel Rebel
A woman playing a stringed instrument, early 17th century (1926). A wash and pencil drawing for the ballet of the Dowager of Billebahaut, danced in Paris

Background imageLutenist Collection: Hearing (oil on panel)

Hearing (oil on panel)
471227 Hearing (oil on panel) by Coques, Gonzales (1614-84); 18x15 cm; Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, Belgium; (add.info)

Background imageLutenist Collection: Beggars at a Church Door in Andalusia;An Autumn Tour in Andalusia, 1875. Creator: Gustave Doré

Beggars at a Church Door in Andalusia;An Autumn Tour in Andalusia, 1875. Creator: Gustave Doré
Beggars at a Church Door in Andalusia; An Autumn Tour in Andalusia, 1875. [Musicians in southern Spain]. From, Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates

Background imageLutenist Collection: Jacques Gaultier, 17th century. Creator: Jan Lievens

Jacques Gaultier, 17th century. Creator: Jan Lievens
Jacques Gaultier, 17th century

Background imageLutenist Collection: Landscape with a Luteplayer, 1627. Creator: Unknown

Landscape with a Luteplayer, 1627. Creator: Unknown
Landscape with a Luteplayer, 1627

Background imageLutenist Collection: Concert, 1919-21 (pochoir print)

Concert, 1919-21 (pochoir print)
781142 Concert, 1919-21 (pochoir print) by Brunelleschi, Umberto (1879-1949); Private Collection; (add.info.: Illustration from La Guirlande: album mensuel d art et de litterature (The Garland)

Background imageLutenist Collection: The Triumph of Death, c. 1445-47 (fresco)

The Triumph of Death, c. 1445-47 (fresco)
5642589 The Triumph of Death, c.1445-47 (fresco) by Italian School, (15th century); Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo, Sicily; Photo © Fine Art Images

Background imageLutenist Collection: Musical instruments, 16th Century (engraving)

Musical instruments, 16th Century (engraving)
7185697 Musical instruments, 16th Century (engraving) by Amman, Jost (1539-91) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Musical instruments, 16th Century)

Background imageLutenist Collection: The Lute Player, 1875 (oil on canvas)

The Lute Player, 1875 (oil on canvas)
OVR395269 The Lute Player, 1875 (oil on canvas) by Ross, Christian Meyer (1843-1904); 76.5x86 cm; Bergen Art Museum, Norway; Photo © O. Vaering

Background imageLutenist Collection: Picture (Unfinished Needlework), England, 17th century. Creator: Unknown

Picture (Unfinished Needlework), England, 17th century. Creator: Unknown
Picture (Unfinished Needlework), England, 17th century. Women, animals, plants and birds. In the centre a lady playing a lute in an arbour

Background imageLutenist Collection: Picture, England, 17th century. Creator: Unknown

Picture, England, 17th century. Creator: Unknown
Picture, England, 17th century. People and animals in a landscape: a shepherd playing the bagpipes; gentleman playing a lute and lady looking at a butterfly; deer-hunting; frog on the riverbank

Background imageLutenist Collection: Furnishing Fabric, France, 1827 / 40. Creator: Unknown

Furnishing Fabric, France, 1827 / 40. Creator: Unknown
Furnishing Fabric, France, 1827/40. Leceister visitant Amy Robsart, [Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester visiting Amy Robsiart]

Background imageLutenist Collection: Cleopatra Enjoys Herself at Sea from The Story of Cleopatra, Flanders, c. 1680

Cleopatra Enjoys Herself at Sea from The Story of Cleopatra, Flanders, c. 1680
Cleopatra Enjoys Herself at Sea, from The Story of Cleopatra, Flanders, c. 1680. Woven at the workshop of Willem van Leefdael, after a design by Justus van Egmont

Background imageLutenist Collection: The Music Lesson, c. 1670. Creator: Gerard Terborch II

The Music Lesson, c. 1670. Creator: Gerard Terborch II
The Music Lesson, c. 1670

Background imageLutenist Collection: The Wedding at Cana, c. 1686. Creator: Giuseppe Maria Crespi

The Wedding at Cana, c. 1686. Creator: Giuseppe Maria Crespi
The Wedding at Cana, c. 1686

Background imageLutenist Collection: Saint Christopher Taking Leave of the King Who Feared Satan

Saint Christopher Taking Leave of the King Who Feared Satan; Saint Christopher and His Converts, 1480/85

Background imageLutenist Collection: The Adoration of the Christ Child, c. 1515. Creator: Jacob Cornelisz. van Oostsanen

The Adoration of the Christ Child, c. 1515. Creator: Jacob Cornelisz. van Oostsanen
The Adoration of the Christ Child, c. 1515

Background imageLutenist Collection: The Family Concert, 1666. Creator: Jan Steen

The Family Concert, 1666. Creator: Jan Steen
The Family Concert, 1666

Background imageLutenist Collection: The Music Lesson, 1671. Creator: Jacob Ochtervelt

The Music Lesson, 1671. Creator: Jacob Ochtervelt
The Music Lesson, 1671

Background imageLutenist Collection: The Dominion of Venus, from The Seven Planets, 1533. Creator: Unknown

The Dominion of Venus, from The Seven Planets, 1533. Creator: Unknown
The Dominion of Venus, from The Seven Planets, 1533

Background imageLutenist Collection: The Eleven Ages of Man, mid 17th century. Creator: Gerhard Altzenbach

The Eleven Ages of Man, mid 17th century. Creator: Gerhard Altzenbach
The Eleven Ages of Man, mid 17th century

Background imageLutenist Collection: Hearing (Auditus), from Quinque Sensuum (Five Senses), ca. 1655. Creator: Francis Cleyn

Hearing (Auditus), from Quinque Sensuum (Five Senses), ca. 1655. Creator: Francis Cleyn
Hearing (Auditus), from Quinque Sensuum (Five Senses), ca. 1655

Background imageLutenist Collection: Minstrels and Jugglers at Court (hand-coloured engraving)

Minstrels and Jugglers at Court (hand-coloured engraving)
3611981 Minstrels and Jugglers at Court (hand-coloured engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: ); eGiancarlo Costa; French, out of copyright

Background imageLutenist Collection: Minstrel of the reign of Edward I, 1307 (colour litho)

Minstrel of the reign of Edward I, 1307 (colour litho)
3622193 Minstrel of the reign of Edward I, 1307 (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Minstrel of the reign of Edward I, 1307)

Background imageLutenist Collection: Lute Player, c. 1625-26 (oil on canvas)

Lute Player, c. 1625-26 (oil on canvas)
3616016 Lute Player, c.1625-26 (oil on canvas) by Boulogne, Valentin de (1594-1632); 128.3x99.1 cm; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Background imageLutenist Collection: The Pleasures of the Seasons: Spring, c. 1730 (oil on copper)

The Pleasures of the Seasons: Spring, c. 1730 (oil on copper)
488120 The Pleasures of the Seasons: Spring, c.1730 (oil on copper) by Platzer, Johann Georg (1704-61); 38.1x54.6 cm; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN

Background imageLutenist Collection: J. F. Handel, mid-19th century (pen & ink, crayon and wash on paper)

J. F. Handel, mid-19th century (pen & ink, crayon and wash on paper)
418580 J. F. Handel, mid-19th century (pen & ink, crayon and wash on paper) by English School, (19th century); 8.9c6.5 cm; Gerald Coke Handel Collection, Foundling Museum

Background imageLutenist Collection: Conrad Paumann, German organist, lutenist and composer

Conrad Paumann, German organist, lutenist and composer
Conrad Paumann, blind Renaissance German organist, lutenist and composer, died 1476. He is shown playing a Schoossorgel or portativ organ, with lute, harp and recorder on the wall

Background imageLutenist Collection: A merry company playing music under a flowered porch in a garden (oil on panel)

A merry company playing music under a flowered porch in a garden (oil on panel)
1762041 A merry company playing music under a flowered porch in a garden (oil on panel) by Hals, Dirck (1591-1656); 55x89 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Dutch, out of copyright

Background imageLutenist Collection: Court of Love, 1890 (oil on canvas)

Court of Love, 1890 (oil on canvas)
492480 Court of Love, 1890 (oil on canvas) by Bernard, Emile (1868-1941); 88.9x119.4 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Cour d Amour); Photo eChristies Images; French, out of copyright

Background imageLutenist Collection: Boy playing a lute (b / w photo)

Boy playing a lute (b / w photo)
3620765 Boy playing a lute (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Boy playing a lute. Christmas postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageLutenist Collection: Study for a young man with a lute, 1532-34 (chalk on paper)

Study for a young man with a lute, 1532-34 (chalk on paper)
3703259 Study for a young man with a lute, 1532-34 (chalk on paper) by Bronzino, Agnolo di Cosimo (1503-72); 26.4x18.7 cm; eThe Devonshire Collections



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"Lutenist: A Melodic Journey Through Art" Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of the lutenist, as depicted by renowned artists throughout history. From Dante Gabriel Rossetti's "A Christmas Carol" to Jan Vermeer's "Young Woman with a Lute, " these captivating artworks transport us to different eras and evoke the timeless beauty of this musical instrument. Frans Hals' "Boy with a Lute" captures the innocence and talent of a young musician, while Michelangelo Caravaggio's "The Musicians" showcases a group harmonizing their melodies. In Bouguereau's "Song of the Angels, " heavenly beings serenade us with celestial tunes, filling our hearts with joy. Travel back in time to the Upper Rhenish Master's "The little Garden of Paradise, " where an ethereal scene unfolds amidst lush greenery. Jacques Gaultier, portrayed in Lievens' painting, epitomizes both composer and lutenist, his passion for music radiating from every stroke. Step into the realm of Commedia dell Arte through Pantalone's performance; his skillful strumming brings laughter and entertainment to all who witness it. The Assumption of Virgin Mary takes on new meaning when accompanied by Gabriel's busts, creating an atmosphere that transcends earthly boundaries. Caravaggio once again captivates us with his portrayal of a lute-player lost in reverie. Marion Delorme, immortalized in copper engraving from the 17th century, exudes grace as she holds her beloved instrument close. Jan Vermeer invites us into an intimate moment between a young woman and her lute; her delicate fingers pluck at its strings as she becomes one with her music. Finally, Dante Gabriel Rossetti paints "The Bower Meadow, " where nature intertwines seamlessly with melodic sounds emanating from unseen hands.