CELLO / BASS VIOLIN ICONOGRAPHY
The bass violin in the baroque period: attempting a new insight into the layers of tradition en route to a violoncello nearly standardized in terms of set up and playing technique towards the close of the 18th century.
In order to render the choice of iconographic sources (dating from before 1800) as unbiased and comprehensive as possible and keeping it open to various research questions, defining parameters of the late classical cello are traced back autonomously. A pictorial source can therefore be included in this collection by depicting a musical instrument featuring key parameters of the bass violin (specific rib outline, shape of sound holes, back design, number of strings) irrespective of its current use or/and representing a playing technique about to become predominant towards the end of the epoch in question (for example upper hand playing).
A project by Daniel Rosin (danielrosin.org)
GALLERY of 1000 SAMPLES:
Image source insufficiently documented, lost, destroyed /
Area outside the image source
Dating of the source according to the art historical expertise of the owning institute (or auction house) / in the absence of information, the latest possible date of origin in accordance with the artist’s biography is used.
INDEX OF CREATORS (gallery of 1000 samples)
STATISTICS / ANALYSIS (in German)