[“Francesca Rugeri” ?]
No. of Strings:
Maidstone Museum & Art Gallery
“Given by G.M. Bunyard and formerly in the Whittaker Collection” ( -1960?)
Museum to TGM, 12/08; Bevan 1990, p. 70
Bevan 1990, p. 70
[Unpublished, from museum: F+S, F+B body only, head front + back 3/4, tailgut button, detail of lower treble rib (color)]
Bevan 1990: “a viol converted to a violin c. 1670”; museum’s website: “a 17th c. viola da gamba; probably originally a German viola d’amore, converted to a small viola. Museum: “Tail-piece, fingerboard and neck modern. The rest belonged to a viol made by Francesca Rugeri circa 1670” (reasons for this claim are unclear). 1-piece table and back, both with purfling; rosette. Corners slightly pointed, table with clear recurve, back flat with fold.