Art About Music: Theodoor Rombouts’ “Lute Player” (c. 1620)

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(According to the website for the Philadelphia Museum, depicting “a musical instrument being tuned was a veiled reference to striving for harmony in love. Stringed instruments could also symbolize temperance, especially when shown in the company of a tankard and a pipe, as here” [http://www.philamuseum.org/collections/permanent/102484.html].)

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