Two forms of the Renaissance

from “Regola Rubertina”
(Venice, 1542-3) by Sylvestro Ganassi

Two forms of viols: from Sylvestro Ganassi, Rogola Rubertina, Venice, 1542/3


Paolo Veronese: Particular of the Wedding at Cana

The painter himself on the viol. Behind him, the painter Tintoretto, playing the other viol

Tiziano is playing on the violone, the painter Jacopo Bassano on the violin



Wood-cut from Ganassi’s Regola Rubertina, showing a five-string viol


Treble viola da gamba in Ganassi-form, probably Italy or Spain
provisional photo of unrestored instrument