DHV:
926
Tourin ID:

Size:

Treble ?

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Munich

Johann Andreas

Kämbl

Date:

1736

Label Text:

Joann Andreas Kämbl Churfürstl / Hof Lauten und Geigenmacher / in München. 1736 [printed except 6]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB

Edinburgh

No. of Strings:

(4)

Collection:

University of Edinburgh

Sound Holes:

Flame

Catalog Number:

1056

Head:

Devil

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Mark Brackenbury (1979-91, on loan to EUCHMI); Charles Brackenbury (d. 1979); Hereward Irenius Brackenbury (d. 1938) (purchased 6/18/1931 at Puttick & Simpson, lot 218)

Measurements:

Body Length:

40.6

String Length:

39.0

Rib Depth:

4.3

Upper Width:

19.5

Middle Width:

13.2

Bottom Width:

24.2

Information

Source:

Myers 1995, pp. 28-9; Emery 1982, p. 4

Literature:

Durkin 2021, pp. 16, 147; Myers 1995, pp. 28-9; Emery 1982, p. 4

Photographs:

On museum’s website (front [color]); Durkin 2021, p. 17 (front)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Myers 1995: Viola, converted from viol: original head with 6 holes plugged; original hookbar removed; rosette; dimensions taken on the back. Emery 1982: new neck; dimensions: 67.3, 40.4, -/-/24.1, 4.4, 37.0-39.0. MIMO record: unmitered body corners; line of purfling down center of neck. Durkin 2021: head is satyr or Pan; initials M I on button (also on Kämbl baryton of 1745), perhaps for Maximilian III Joseph. “Unlikely that this instrument was originally a wire-strung viola d’amore” due to late date Dimensions: 42.0, 19.4/13.0/24.0, 4.5 (perhaps altered), -. Website string length 38.0-39.0.