In the 19th century, in central Italy especially in Umbria and Marche, many professional musicians began to become passionate about the construction of stringed musical instruments due to the need to own a violin as a means of work. This was a custom in all jobs in a rural reality like that of the Marche and Umbria where a large part of the economy was still based on agriculture.
Raffaele Ronchini, a violinist with a talent for lutherie, fits into this context, highlighting a strong personality. Although the use of woods reflects the historical period and the rural context in which he inserted himself, Ronchini develops a personal and recognizable taste for violin making.
This violin, built in 1857 with poplar wood is an example of this luthier in this period.