DHV:
883
Tourin ID:
VIC 07, KENS 5

Size:

Treble

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

Date:

16..

Label Text:

Andreas Amati Cremonensis Anno 1637 [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB

London

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Victoria & Albert Museum

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

152-1882

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Carl Engel (in 1872, 1876)

Measurements:

Body Length:

40.6

String Length:

39

Rib Depth:

5.3

Upper Width:

21

Middle Width:

15.5

Bottom Width:

26

Information

Source:

PT visit 6/77

Literature:

Baines 1968, p. 5; Engel 1876, p. 68?

Photographs:

On museum’s website (front 3/4, but on page for 153-1882; front and F 3/4, head 3/4 [color]); Baines 1968, fig. 9 (front 7/8); Engel 1874, p. 339; Engel 1882, p. 22

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Auctions:

Comments:

3-piece table with painted purfling, 2-piece back; cut down from a small tenor. Poorly carved head; modern fingerboard and tailpiece. On display 10/01: label said “alto viol, English c. 1660” and noted that fingerboard and tailpiece added c. 1963; shallow ribs and rounded shoulders. Baines 1968: “Alto viol. English; late seventeenth century”; body cut down at shoulders; poorly carved head with long hair.