STROZZI, Bernardo
(b. 1581, Genova, d. 1644, Venezia)

Gamba Player

c. 1635
Oil on canvas, 126 x 99 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

The viola da gamba is one of a family of bowed, fretted stringed musical instruments developed in the 1400s and used primarily in the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 19 minutes):
Francesco Maria Veracini: Suite in F Major