A Timeline history of the Violin Bow - from c. 1600 - 1800
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Jean Baptiste Pater (France 1695 - 1736) Seated violinist (c. 1710 - 36?)
Pater was a French rococo painter - briefly studied with Watteau. This sketch is fascinating, to see how he focusses his attention on separate areas. The thumb on the hair hold is very clear - as is the short bow, even well into the 18th century.