Pietro Railich: Lute (2008.3) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Lute made of spruce, snakewood, and ebony in Padua, Italy by Pietro Railich (German, Füssen 1678 Padua) Height: 46 in.

Sixtus Rauchwolff (German, Augsburg 1556–1619). Lute, 1596. Wood, various other materials. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Joseph W. Drexel, 1889 (89.2.157). #MetMusic

Lute Maker: Sixtus Rauchwolff (German, Augsburg Date: 1596 Geography: Augsburg, Germany Medium: Wood, various other materials

Angel lute or angelique with 7 treble strings and 4 bass strings, the unfretted basses having a separate pegbox.  Jean Francois Tiphanon, Paris, 1782.

1782 French Arch cittern at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - Note how this instrument has two frets with two sets of strings: seven treble strings and four bass strings, according to the curators.

Guitar

Guitar, late century Attributed to Giacomo (Jacob) Ertel (German, ca.

Lute labeled Magno Dieffopruchar a Venetia and Thomas Edlinger Reparavit Pragae, Anno 1728. Ex coll.: Carl Des Fours Walderode, Hrubý Rohozec Castle, Bohemia (Czech Republic). Purchase funds gift of Margaret Ann Everist, Sioux City, Iowa, 2002. This lute bears two labels that suggest that it was made by Magno Tieffenbrucker, the prominent Venetian maker, and modified by Thomas Edlinger of Prague.

Lute labeled Magno Dieffopruchar a Venetia and Thomas Edlinger Reparavit Pragae, Anno 1728

The theorbo is a plucked instrument developed for the purpose of playing along opera music. The for the shocking lengt of the instrument, and the second peg-box, is simply the need for open-fretted bass-strings (called diapasons or bourdons). The most prominent composers of theorbo-music were Kapsberger and Piccinini.

The theorbo is a plucked instrument developed for the purpose of playing along opera music. The for the shocking lengt of the instrument, and the second peg-box, is simply the need for open-fretted bass-strings (called diapasons or bourdons). The most prominent composers of theorbo-music were Kapsberger and Piccinini.

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