No. of Strings:
University of Edinburgh
Mark Brackenbury (1979-91, on loan to EUCHMI); Charles Brackenbury (d. 1979); Hereward Irenius Brackenbury (d. 1938); Hall, Liverpool
Myers 1995, p. 29; Emery 1982, p. 4
Durkin 2021, pp. , 149; Myers 1995, p. 29; Emery 1982, p. 4
On museum’s website (front [color])
Myers 1995: Viola, converted from viol (including removal of hook-bar and unfolding of upper back); originally 5 strings, now 4 (5th peg hole plugged); body dimensions taken on back. Emery 1982: Alto viol, “modified for use with four strings; new neck and top block; fold in back straightened. Original head with five peg-holes and violin scroll.” Dimensions there 74.2, 42.4, -/-/27.9, 7.1, 40.0-42.0. (Probably not originally a viola d’amore, despite having 5 strings and flame holes, because back was originally folded.) Square shoulders but no violin-type body corners, though lower ones are more sharply angled than usual for viols. Durkin 2021: soundholes similar to Eberle; dimensions 43.8, 21.5/14.2/27.6, 7.0, -.