DHV:
948
Tourin ID:

Size:

Treble ?

Label Text:

Place Made:

D,

Maker:

Date:

[“Francesca Rugeri” ?]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, Maidstone, Kent

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Maidstone Museum & Art Gallery

No. of Strings:

(4)

Catalog Number:

MNEMG 38.1960a

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

“Given by G.M. Bunyard and formerly in the Whittaker Collection” ( -1960?)

Measurements:

Body Length:

37

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

Information Source:

Museum to TGM, 12/08; Bevan 1990, p. 70

Literature:

Photographs:

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Auctions:

Comments:

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[Unpublished, from museum: F+S, F+B body only, head front + back 3/4, tailgut button, detail of lower treble rib (color)]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.