Report The Strad: Is this a true portrait of Stradivarius? in The Pegbox Posted October 23, 2019 2 hours ago, Don Noon said: Even if it is a portrait of Strad, while sortof cool, it really doesn't matter what he looked like. Even if it is a portrait of Strad, judging by the look of the fiddle he's holding, the artist can't make a good likeness anyway. Yes there are quite a few paintings that are marvelous in terms of portraiture but abstract (taking the high road) in the depictions of instruments. Going to Cremona this summer. If I see any apparitions of Antonio I will do my best to capture them with my camera!