Early Guitars and Vihuela

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This painting just came to my mind.
notice the man with the guitar on the right standing.
Its a painting by the danish 19th c painter, Wilhelm Bendz.

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Comment by Chris Despopoulos on April 7, 2011 at 11:02

I think the action at the table is a combination of parlor magic and scientific hobby.  This is a great picture of the halcyon days before THE MEDIA provided for all our entertainment needs.  Didn't people long ago get together to do remarkable things such as enact scenes from plays, read aloud (gasp!), draft manifestos, and even play music?  I think I saw a TV special about that once...

 

Note the cellist, and is that another guitar standing on the floor to his right?

Comment by Lars Hedelius-Strikkertsen on April 7, 2011 at 7:32
:-) :-)
Comment by Rob MacKillop on April 7, 2011 at 7:02

What is going on in this painting? What is causing the blaze of light? Lars is worried it will dry out his gut strings. Some of those pipes are REALLY long! And what is the guy front right doing? Cleaning out his pipe? 

Seems to be a Gentleman's Smoking Club, with some musicians. The big question is, what are they smoking? 

Comment by Lars Hedelius-Strikkertsen on April 7, 2011 at 6:20
:-)
Comment by Rob MacKillop on April 6, 2011 at 22:52
That looks like Lars holding the guitar...
Comment by Lars Hedelius-Strikkertsen on April 6, 2011 at 22:38
Maybe I should take up smoking again and start smoking these long 19th c pibes

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