A Timeline history of the Violin Bow - from c. 1600 - 1800

... the sources in detail ...

Michel Corrette - Frontispiece from L'Ecole d'OrpheƩ (1738)

A detailed discussion of this bow hold is to be found in the analysis of Corrette's treatise, L'Ecole d'OrpheƩ. Notice the unusual (certainly by today's standards) position of the little finger.

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