Technical Drawings/Photos - Technical Drawing: Violoncello/Viol ("The Fruh") by Stradivari, 1730

Technical Drawing: Violoncello/Viol ("The Fruh") by Stradivari, 1730


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Technical drawing of the violoncello, The Fruh (converted from a bass viola da gamba), Antonio Stradivari Workshop, Cremona, ca. 1730.
Converted into a violoncello with an adjustable neck by Jos. Wagner, 1831.
Karl and Helen Fruh Estate, 2005. NMM 10845.

Technical drawing, Cello, 'The Fruh,' by Stradivari  Technical drawing, cello ('The Fruh') by Stradivari, 1730

Technical drawing, cello ('The Fruh') by Stradivari, 1730

Three (3), full-scale technical drawings in color.
Drawings and photography for the NMM by Jonathan Santa Maria Bouquet, Mexico City, 2011.

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