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This is another query about a painting of the baroque guitar with lute. I have this attributed to Bartolomeo Manfredi but elsewhere it seems to be attributed to Theodoor Rombouts. It has the title Das Musizierende Paar. Which is the correct artists?
What I also wanted to know was whether anyone has seen the actual painting and whether it is possible to read the music they are playing. From the reproductions I have it looks as if it is tablature.
With the picture blown up very large I can just see what appear to be thinner strings on the thumb side of both the 4th and 5th courses. There are only 9 frets, He is playing a rather odd chord. 3rd course stopped at the 4th fret, 2nd course stopped at the 5th fret and 1st course stopped at the 7th fret = B - E = B.