Simon Andrew Forster
(1801 – 1870)
Youngest son of William Forster III, Simon Andrew Forster followed in the family tradition of violin making and studied with his father and brother William IV. His instruments fall into two categories: lesser examples bearing a spirit varnish signed "Forster," and higher quality ones signed, "S.A. Forster London" and numbered ...Read More by the endpin. His output includes violins, violas, cellos, and at least one double bass, however he is most recognized as his family's autobiographer. The 1864 account published by his solicitor serves as the primary documentation of the Forster family's body of work, which was meticulously reported in its records.
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