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Stringed Instrument Collection

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: The Sharp Family, 1779-1781, (1942). Creator: Johan Zoffany

The Sharp Family, 1779-1781, (1942). Creator: Johan Zoffany
The Sharp Family, 1779-1781, (1942). Portrait of the musical and aptly named Sharps aboard their sailing barge Apollo on the River Thames at Fulham in London: Mary Lloyd-Baker (nee Sharp)

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Orpheus and His Lute, late 19th-early 20th century, (1914). Creator: John Charles Dollman

Orpheus and His Lute, late 19th-early 20th century, (1914). Creator: John Charles Dollman
Orpheus and His Lute, late 19th-early 20th century, (1914). Depiction of the ancient Greek legend of Orpheus, (who played a lyre, not a lute)

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Drunk Warrior and Court Jester, Italian painting of 19th century. Artist: Casimiro Tomba

Drunk Warrior and Court Jester, Italian painting of 19th century. Artist: Casimiro Tomba
Drunk Warrior and Court Jester, Italian painting of 19th century. Tomba, Casimiro (1857-1929). Found in the collection of the M. Kroshitsky Art Museum, Sevastopol

Background imageStringed Instrument 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 imageStringed Instrument Collection: St Cecilia at the organ, (c1865). Creator: Christian Schultz

St Cecilia at the organ, (c1865). Creator: Christian Schultz
St Cecilia at the organ, (c1865). 19th century chromolithograph after a section of the 15th-century Ghent Altarpiece by Hubert and Jan van Eyck, in St Bavos Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: The Charmer, 1911. Artist: John William Waterhouse

The Charmer, 1911. Artist: John William Waterhouse
The Charmer, 1911. From The Studio Volume 71. [London Offices of the Studio, London, 1917]

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Lonnie Donegan on stage at the Forum Theatre, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, April 1979

Lonnie Donegan on stage at the Forum Theatre, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, April 1979

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn Observed by Queen Catherine, 1870. Artist: Marcus Stone

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn Observed by Queen Catherine, 1870. Artist: Marcus Stone
Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn Observed by Queen Catherine, 1870. Painting by Marcus Stone (1840-1921), British history painter

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: AI IMAGE - Sherlock Holmes playing the violin in his rooms at 221B Baker Street, 2023

AI IMAGE - Sherlock Holmes playing the violin in his rooms at 221B Baker Street, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Sherlock Holmes playing the violin in his rooms at 221B Baker Street, 2023

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Self-Portrait with a Harp, 1791. Creator: Rose Adelaide Ducreux

Self-Portrait with a Harp, 1791. Creator: Rose Adelaide Ducreux
Self-Portrait with a Harp, 1791

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Joanne Shaw Taylor, 2011. Artist: Alan John Ainsworth

Joanne Shaw Taylor, 2011. Artist: Alan John Ainsworth
Joanne Shaw Taylor, Bonita Blues Festival, 2011

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: The Old Violin, 1886. Creator: William Michael Harnett

The Old Violin, 1886. Creator: William Michael Harnett
The Old Violin, 1886

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Kedar Ragini: Folio from a ragamala series (Garland of Musical Modes), ca. 1690-95

Kedar Ragini: Folio from a ragamala series (Garland of Musical Modes), ca. 1690-95. Ascetic listening to a disciple playing the rudra vina

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: The Dissolute Household, ca. 1663-64. Creator: Jan Steen

The Dissolute Household, ca. 1663-64. Creator: Jan Steen
The Dissolute Household, ca. 1663-64

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: The Count Basie Orchestra in concert, c1950s. Artist: Denis Williams

The Count Basie Orchestra in concert, c1950s. Artist: Denis Williams
The Count Basie Orchestra in concert. Sonny Payne on the drums

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Performing bear in a Russian village, 1877

Performing bear in a Russian village, 1877. A print from The Illustrated London News, (19 May 1877). Hand-coloured later

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Cellist Zosia Jagodzinska, 2017. Artist: Alan John Ainsworth

Cellist Zosia Jagodzinska, 2017. Artist: Alan John Ainsworth
Cellist Zosia Jagodzinska, Jasper Hoibys Phronesis, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 2017

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: A Lady Playing the Tanpura, ca. 1735. Creator: Unknown

A Lady Playing the Tanpura, ca. 1735. Creator: Unknown
A Lady Playing the Tanpura, ca. 1735. Perhaps Radha, the divine consort of Krishna

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: The Musicians, 1597. Creator: Michelangelo Caravaggio

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

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: A Rakes Progress, 1763; plate VIII of VIII. Artist: William Hogarth

A Rakes Progress, 1763; plate VIII of VIII. Artist: William Hogarth
A Rakes Progress, 1763; plate VIII of VIII. True to his nature Tom Rakewell has run through a vast fortune through indulgence in all the luxuries of modern living

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Musicians, 1530s-1540s. Old Master

Musicians, 1530s-1540s. Old Master
Musicians, 1530s-1540s. Master of the Female Half-Lengths (First half of 16th cen.). Found in the collection of the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: A Christmas Carol: Mr Fezziwigs Ball, 1843. Artist: John Leech

A Christmas Carol: Mr Fezziwigs Ball, 1843. Artist: John Leech
A Christmas Carol: Mr Fezziwigs Ball, 1843. This novella was the earliest and most popular of Charles Dickens Christmas stories

Background imageStringed Instrument 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 imageStringed Instrument Collection: The Studio, 1867. Creator: Winslow Homer

The Studio, 1867. Creator: Winslow Homer
The Studio, 1867

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Allegory of Music, 1649. Creator: Laurent de la Hyre

Allegory of Music, 1649. Creator: Laurent de la Hyre
Allegory of Music, 1649. allegorical figure tunes a theorbo. At her shoulder is a songbird, symbol of natural music, whereas by contrast she may be a representation of modern music theory

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: St. Peter Enthroned with St. John the Baptist and St. Paul, 1515-1516, (1930). Creator

St. Peter Enthroned with St. John the Baptist and St. Paul, 1515-1516, (1930). Creator
St. Peter Enthroned with St. John the Baptist and St. Paul, 1515-1516, (1930). Saint Peter, the Catholic Churchs first pope, wearing the papal tiara, and fishermans ring

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Ronnie Boykins playing at the Newport Jazz Festival, Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough, July 1978

Ronnie Boykins playing at the Newport Jazz Festival, Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough, July 1978

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Big Chief Russell Moore, Arvell Shaw and Barrett Deems performing, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, 1984

Big Chief Russell Moore, Arvell Shaw and Barrett Deems performing, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, 1984
Big Chief Russell Moore (trombone), Arvell Shaw (double bass) and Barrett Deems (drums) performing, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, 1984. All three musicians worked with Louis Armstrong during their careers

Background imageStringed Instrument 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 imageStringed Instrument Collection: Joseph Joachim (1831-1907), Hungarian violinist, conductor and composer, 1890. Artist: W&D Downey

Joseph Joachim (1831-1907), Hungarian violinist, conductor and composer, 1890. Artist: W&D Downey
Joseph Joachim (1831-1907), Hungarian violinist, conductor and composer, 1890. Joachim is regarded as one of the most influential violinists of all time

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: My first trial, c1890-98. Creator: Petrus van der Velden

My first trial, c1890-98. Creator: Petrus van der Velden
My first trial, c1890-98.

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Genevieve. (from a poemS.T. Coleridge entitled 'Love'), 1812. Creator: George Dawe

Genevieve. (from a poemS.T. Coleridge entitled 'Love'), 1812. Creator: George Dawe
Genevieve. (from a poemS.T. Coleridge entitled 'Love'), 1812.

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Fi. Musician?, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Fi. Musician?, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Fi. Musician?, between c1910 and c1915. Shows a street musician playing a hurdy-gurdy.

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Weapons and implements of the tribes of Central Africa, visited by Mr. S. W. Baker, 1865

Weapons and implements of the tribes of Central Africa, visited by Mr. S. W. Baker, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Weapons and implements of the tribes of Central Africa, visited by Mr. S. W. Baker, 1865. '1. Spear. 2. War bracelet, armed with sharp-pointed blades for striking at an enemy. 3

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Ireland: [regalia]... of a Knight of St

Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Ireland: [regalia]... of a Knight of St. Patrick, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Ireland: the Collar and Badge of a Knight of St. Patrick, 1868. The future King Edward VII was invested into the Order of St Patrick in St Patrick's

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Copy of a Petrus van der Velden painting - Bessie Doyle, The Great Violinist, Christchurch, 1894

Copy of a Petrus van der Velden painting - Bessie Doyle, The Great Violinist, Christchurch, 1894. Creator: Unknown
Copy of a Petrus van der Velden painting - Bessie Doyle, The Great Violinist, Christchurch, 1894.

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Copy of a Petrus van der Velden painting - Satara Player, 1890s. Creator: Unknown

Copy of a Petrus van der Velden painting - Satara Player, 1890s. Creator: Unknown
Copy of a Petrus van der Velden painting - Satara Player, 1890s.

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: A blind hurdy-gurdy player and family receiving alms, reverse copy, after 1648. Creator: Unknown

A blind hurdy-gurdy player and family receiving alms, reverse copy, after 1648. Creator: Unknown
A blind hurdy-gurdy player and family receiving alms, reverse copy, after 1648.

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: St Francis consoled by a musical angel, c.1595. Creator: Francesco Vanni

St Francis consoled by a musical angel, c.1595. Creator: Francesco Vanni
St Francis consoled by a musical angel, c.1595.

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Evensong, 1869. Creator: Arthur George Bell

Evensong, 1869. Creator: Arthur George Bell
Evensong, 1869.

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Jascha Heifetz, between c1910 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Jascha Heifetz, between c1910 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Jascha Heifetz, between c1910 and c1920. Shows violinist Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987) as a child prodigy.

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Rosalie Miller [playing violin], between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Rosalie Miller [playing violin], between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Rosalie Miller [playing violin], between c1915 and c1920. Shows singer and violinist Rosalie Miller (1888-1972), playing the violin.

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Sasha Culbertson, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Sasha Culbertson, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Sasha Culbertson, between c1915 and c1920. Shows violinist Sascha Culbertson (1893-1944) with a violin.

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Ratan Devi, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Ratan Devi, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Ratan Devi, between c1915 and c1920.

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Mischa Elman [with violin], between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Mischa Elman [with violin], between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Mischa Elman [with violin], between c1915 and c1920.

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: 'Left Out In The Cold,' by J. Ritchie,...the Winter Exhibition at the French Gallery

"Left Out In The Cold," by J. Ritchie,...the Winter Exhibition at the French Gallery, Pall-Mall,1869 Creator: W Thomas
"Left Out In The Cold," by J. Ritchie, from the Winter Exhibition at the French Gallery, Pall-Mall,1869. Engraving of a painting

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Triptych of The Holy Face, 1390. Creators: Master Bertram of Hamburg, Master Bertram Of Minden

Triptych of The Holy Face, 1390. Creators: Master Bertram of Hamburg, Master Bertram Of Minden
Triptych of The Holy Face, 1390

Background imageStringed Instrument Collection: Self- Portrait playing the Lute, 1663. Creator: Jan Steen

Self- Portrait playing the Lute, 1663. Creator: Jan Steen
Self- Portrait playing the Lute, 1663



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