The Family concert by Leandro da Ponte called Bassano
This young lady is playing a theorbo with a "thumb out" right hand position the b+w version shows more detail
St. Cecilia with the Angel, by Carlo Saraceni, c 1610
Nicolaes Vallet from his book of Psalmes, c 1616
A lute playing nobleman from 1625 by A. Bosse.
This picture, Duet, by Hendrick Ter Brugghen, 1628, showns a thumb out right hand position on a ten course lute.
Gerard van Honthorst, cs 1628, München
A late 1630's portrait that might be Jacques Gaultier, by Jean de Reyn. Here is a large jpeg version.
Another picture of St. Cecelia from the early 17th century, by Jacopo Vignali.
Company of Musicians Gabriel Metsu, around 1650, THe Hague, Mauritshuis
Girl playing the Lute by Vermeer, about 1650
Musician Bartholomeus van der Helst, 1662, New Your, Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Concert by Gerard Ter Borch, 1657, shows a great right hand position.
Le Sanguin by Nicholas and Robert Bonnart, 1670
1687 Louis XIV's Musicians, by Francois Puget, 1687.
Charles Mouton, the Lutanist, by Francois de Troy, 1690.
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