DHV:
883
Tourin ID:
VIC 07, KENS 5

Size:

Treble

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB,

Maker:

Date:

16..

Andreas Amati Cremonensis Anno 1637 [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, London

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Victoria & Albert Museum

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

152-1882

Head:

Head

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:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

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

Baines 1968, fig. 9 (front 7/8); Engel 1874, p. 339; Engel 1882, p. 22

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.