(Woman playing 13-course lute) by Jorgen Storck

(Woman playing 13-course lute) by Jorgen Storck

(Woman playing 13-course lute)

Jorgen Storck

Title

(Woman playing 13-course lute)

 
Artist

Jorgen Storck

  1880 - 1924
Year
1910  
Technique
watercolor and drawing 
Image Size
5 1/2 x 7" image size 
Signature
pencil signed, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
pencil dated "Nov. 1910" below signature; pencil dedicated to Brochner in image, lower right 
Reference
 
Paper
cream wove 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
2335 
Price
$400.00 
Description
From the collection of Danish critic and author Georg Bröchner, who wrote for the British art magazine "The Studio" in the early 20th century. It was not uncommon in the early 20th century for women of means to learn classical instruments of ancient descent, in addition to more traditional instruments such as the piano. The 13-course lute, illustrated here, was designed in the 1720s, and was the preferred style used by composers such as Johannes S. Bach. The pegbox is extended to make room for longer bass strings, allowing for a richer sound.