Drawing your Bow!
Part I. An iconographical survey of bows
for the violin family
See also: The Historical Bows in the Collection
Caravaggio: violin bow from the end of the 16th. Century
Paolo Veronese: a very straight Renaissance bow
Martinelli: viola da gamba bow Matinelli: violoncello bow
Martinelli: three long and straight bows
Zampieri: The Concert
Claesz: violoncello bow
Veracini: ca. 1740 long straight Italian sonata bow
Note also the high head. The bow is held at the frog, as common today.
Honthorst, 17th. c.
Munari: These two bows are very similar to the original Montagnana bow in the collection
(Text and many photos will be supplied at a later date)