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Violin Collection

"Captivating the World: The Enchanting Tale of the Violin" In the realm of entertainment, Laurel and Hardy's comedic genius was unmatched

Background imageViolin Collection: WILLIAM PRIMROSE (1903-1982). Scottish violist. Pen-and-ink caricature

WILLIAM PRIMROSE (1903-1982). Scottish violist. Pen-and-ink caricature

Background imageViolin Collection: MAUD POWELL (1868-1920). American violinist

MAUD POWELL (1868-1920). American violinist

Background imageViolin Collection: Laurel and Hardy

Laurel and Hardy
LAUREL AND HARDY

Background imageViolin Collection: Einstein Plays Violin

Einstein Plays Violin
ALBERT EINSTEIN German born physicist. Playing the violin on board the steamer Deutschland from Europe to the USA

Background imageViolin Collection: A Musical Club, Artist Unknown

A Musical Club, Artist Unknown
Watercolour by an unknown artist depicting a musical evening in Truro on 8th November 1808, including what is believed to be the only known portrait of Joseph Emidy

Background imageViolin Collection: The Grasshopper and the Ant (1953)

The Grasshopper and the Ant (1953)

Background imageViolin Collection: Jascha Heifetz / Punch 20

Jascha Heifetz / Punch 20
JASCHA HEIFETZ American violinist

Background imageViolin Collection: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, statue as a boy

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, statue as a boy
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 -1791), Austrian composer and musician, seen here in the form of a statue, as a boy with a violin and bow

Background imageViolin Collection: Two violins and a viola by Stradivarius

Two violins and a viola by Stradivarius
Two violins and a viola by Antonius Stradivarius -- 1717 violin (Hart & Son), 1762 viola (Hart & Son), The Gillot Strad, 1715 (G Haddock). 1875

Background imageViolin Collection: Paganini (Ingres)

Paganini (Ingres)
NICCOLO PAGANINI Italian musician, in 1819

Background imageViolin Collection: Various musical instruments

Various musical instruments

Background imageViolin Collection: Sheet music, violin and pink rose

Sheet music, violin and pink rose
A violin and bow, with a pink rose and a sheet of music

Background imageViolin Collection: Still life with violin

Still life with violin

Background imageViolin Collection: Eugene Ysaye - Belgian Violinist

Eugene Ysaye - Belgian Violinist
Eugene Ysaye (1858-1931) - Belgian Violinist Date: circa 1903

Background imageViolin Collection: Liszt conducting in Budapest

Liszt conducting in Budapest
Franzi Liszt conducting his new Oratorio at Budapest, Hungary, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageViolin Collection: The Emperor Stradivarius violin

The Emperor Stradivarius violin
The famous Emperor Stradivarius violin, dating from 1715. It was bought by the violinist and composer Jan Kubelik in 1910 for 10, 000 -- the highest price paid for a violin to that date. "

Background imageViolin Collection: Enraged Musician / Hogarth

Enraged Musician / Hogarth
THE ENRAGED MUSICIAN A ballad singer, a screeching parrot, a piper, a drummer, a barking dog, a knife grinder, fighting cats and other noises disturb his violin practice

Background imageViolin Collection: St Cecilia at the organ, (c1865). Creator: Christian Schultz

St Cecilia at the organ, (c1865). Creator: Christian Schultz
St Cecilia at the organ, (c1865). 19th century chromolithograph after a section of the 15th-century Ghent Altarpiece by Hubert and Jan van Eyck, in St Bavos Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium

Background imageViolin Collection: Margate Pier - Jessie Wildon and her Bijou Orchestra

Margate Pier - Jessie Wildon and her Bijou Orchestra
Margate Pier - Jessie Wildon (Mrs Fred Wildon - pictured on left with cello) and her Bijou Orchestra - a musical quintet. The Wildon family ran orchestras of various types during the summer in

Background imageViolin Collection: Eugene Ysaye - Jewish Violinist

Eugene Ysaye - Jewish Violinist
Splendid portrait of Eugene Ysaye - Belgian Jewish Violinist (1858-1931). Date: circa 1906

Background imageViolin Collection: BUSN2A-00110

BUSN2A-00110
Woodsman dancing to a fiddle in a logging camp at night, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageViolin Collection: Antonio Vivaldi / Anon

Antonio Vivaldi / Anon
ANTONIO VIVALDI Italian composer and violinist

Background imageViolin Collection: Fezziwigs Ball - A Christmas Carol, 1843 (coloured etching)

Fezziwigs Ball - A Christmas Carol, 1843 (coloured etching)
465482 Fezziwigs Ball - A Christmas Carol, 1843 (coloured etching) by Leech, John (1817-64); 13x9 cm; Free Library of Philadelphia; (add.info)

Background imageViolin Collection: Peter Pears and Emanuel Hurwitz Aldeburgh Festival 1963

Peter Pears and Emanuel Hurwitz Aldeburgh Festival 1963
Peter Pears talking with Emanuel Hurwitz, violinist in the English Chamber Orchestra and Melos Ensemble during rehearsals of St Nicholas at Orford Church 23 June 1963 Aldeburgh Festival. Date: 1963

Background imageViolin Collection: Yehudi Menuhin and Benjamin Britten Rehearsing

Yehudi Menuhin and Benjamin Britten Rehearsing
Yehudi Menuhin and Benjamin Britten rehearsing violin and piano in the Jubilee Hall for the Piano Trios recital in Aldeburgh Parish Church on 24 June 1963. Date: 1963

Background imageViolin Collection: Benjamin Britten, Yehudi Menuhin

Benjamin Britten, Yehudi Menuhin
Rehearsal for Piano Trios Concert in the Aldeburgh Parish Church (24 June), Aldeburgh Festival 1963. Benjamin Britten (piano)

Background imageViolin Collection: Cat in tuxedo playing a violin

Cat in tuxedo playing a violin

Background imageViolin Collection: Hogarth Rake Plate 8

Hogarth Rake Plate 8
The Rakes Progress 8. A scene in Bedlam asylum

Background imageViolin Collection: Silhouette portrait of Paganini

Silhouette portrait of Paganini
Silhouette portrait of Niccolo Paganini (1782 - 1840), virtuoso Italian violinist, cut by August Edouart. Paganini considered this to be the only likeness taken of him that was not a caricature

Background imageViolin Collection: Ysaye with Violin Photo

Ysaye with Violin Photo
EUGENE-AUGUSTE YSAYE Belgian violinist, conductor, and composer

Background imageViolin Collection: The Big Ceilidh Fiddle by Cyril Hearn, Sidney Pavilion, Port of Sidney

The Big Ceilidh Fiddle by Cyril Hearn, Sidney Pavilion, Port of Sidney, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, North America

Background imageViolin Collection: Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle

Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon, the little dog laughed to see such sport, and the dish ran away with the spoon

Background imageViolin Collection: Benjamin Britten, Yehudi Menuhin

Benjamin Britten, Yehudi Menuhin
Rehearsal for Piano Trios Concert in the Aldeburgh Parish Church (24 June), Aldeburgh Festival 1963. Benjamin Britten (piano)

Background imageViolin Collection: Picture No. 11771896

Picture No. 11771896
Cat Persian Chinchilla Golden 14 week old kitten with violin and sheet music Date:

Background imageViolin Collection: Lady Plays the Violin

Lady Plays the Violin
A lady plays the violin

Background imageViolin Collection: Violin Concerto 1898

Violin Concerto 1898
the Violin Concerto

Background imageViolin Collection: Fernand Gravet (as Johann Strauss) Luise Rainer and Miliza Korjus in Julien Duviviers The Great

Fernand Gravet (as Johann Strauss) Luise Rainer and Miliza Korjus in Julien Duviviers The Great Waltz (1938)
Fernand Gravet (as Johann Strauss) Luise Rainer and Miliza Korjus

Background imageViolin Collection: Kitten with a violin on a Christmas card

Kitten with a violin on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageViolin Collection: Illustration, string quartet, four sitting men in tuxedos playing two violins, a viola and cello

Illustration, string quartet, four sitting men in tuxedos playing two violins, a viola and cello, front view

Background imageViolin Collection: The Female Saints at the Tomb and the Resurrection, detail of the violin player, 1330

The Female Saints at the Tomb and the Resurrection, detail of the violin player, 1330
XIR440630 The Female Saints at the Tomb and the Resurrection, detail of the violin player, 1330 (fresco) by Oliver, Juan (14th century); Museo de Navarra, Pamplona

Background imageViolin Collection: The Old Violin, 1886. Creator: William Michael Harnett

The Old Violin, 1886. Creator: William Michael Harnett
The Old Violin, 1886

Background imageViolin Collection: A Rakes Progress, 1763; plate VIII of VIII. Artist: William Hogarth

A Rakes Progress, 1763; plate VIII of VIII. Artist: William Hogarth
A Rakes Progress, 1763; plate VIII of VIII. True to his nature Tom Rakewell has run through a vast fortune through indulgence in all the luxuries of modern living

Background imageViolin Collection: L Ouie

L Ouie. Found in the Collection of Philharmonie de Paris

Background imageViolin Collection: Song of the Angels, 1881. Artist: Bouguereau, William-Adolphe (1825-1905)

Song of the Angels, 1881. Artist: Bouguereau, William-Adolphe (1825-1905)
Song of the Angels, 1881. Found in the collection of Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale

Background imageViolin Collection: Performing bear in a Russian village, 1877

Performing bear in a Russian village, 1877. A print from The Illustrated London News, (19 May 1877). Hand-coloured later

Background imageViolin Collection: Paganinis violin by Guarnerius

Paganinis violin by Guarnerius
Three views of Paganinis violin by Joseph Guarnerius, 1743, in the Municipal Palace, Genoa, Italy. 1875

Background imageViolin Collection: Teddy bears in a classroom

Teddy bears in a classroom having a music lesson. They sing at their desks while their teacher plays the violin. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageViolin Collection: Caricature of Cora Cardigan, flautist

Caricature of Cora Cardigan, flautist
Caricature of Cora Cardigan (Hannah Rosetta Dinah Moulton, 1860-1931), virtuoso flautist who worked mainly in theatres and music halls. She also played the violin. 1883



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"Captivating the World: The Enchanting Tale of the Violin" In the realm of entertainment, Laurel and Hardy's comedic genius was unmatched. Yet, hidden beneath their slapstick antics lay a surprising harmony - the delicate notes of a violin. As they plucked at our heartstrings with laughter, this timeless instrument added an unexpected layer to their performances. Meanwhile, in "The Grasshopper and the Ant (1953), " an animated masterpiece, we witness how music can bridge gaps between different worlds. The grasshopper's soulful violin melodies captivate both young and old alike, reminding us that art knows no boundaries. A mysterious painting titled "A Musical Club, Artist Unknown" transports us to a bygone era where musicians gathered under dimly lit chandeliers. Here, amidst swirling smoke and clinking glasses, violins took center stage as artists poured their souls into each stroke of the bow. Even geniuses like Einstein found solace in playing this enchanting instrument. In awe-inspiring photographs capturing his brilliance on paper and strings alike, we see him lost in reverie as he skillfully plays his beloved violin – proving that science and art are intertwined. Jascha Heifetz's virtuosity is legendary; his name synonymous with perfection. With every performance he gave life to compositions written centuries ago or freshly inked on sheet music – showcasing how one man could make wood sing so beautifully. Gazing upon Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's statue as a boy clutching his cherished violin reminds us that talent often blossoms from tender beginnings. This prodigy would forever change classical music history through his mastery of this humble yet powerful instrument. Sheet music adorned with delicate pink roses evokes emotions only a they are stir within our hearts - its melancholic strains capable of transporting listeners to distant lands filled with love or longing. Paganini immortalized by Ingres' brushstroke stands tall, his violin an extension of his very being.