The Horn as an instrument
Included in this gallery are pictorial representations of the instruments themselves. These pictures are less informative than the ensemble or portrait collections, but they are not entirely without use. Even a pair of horns hanging in the background of an otherwise unrelated picture can offer useful information. One prime example of this is the predominance of fixed pitch horns without tuning slides represented. These horns appear so frequently and at such late dates that one must re-evaluate the assumption that the more convenient crooked orchestral horns were universally accepted and in use after their invention.