The sound-holes were altered around 1940 "due to a caprice of the owner, Ray Nurse, who stated, 'The effect of the recutting was to lower the f-holes by 13 mm (1/2 in.). The new f-holes lean in more.'"
The History of the Viola, Volume 2, Maurice W. Riley, The History of the Viola, Volume II
One of the instruments exhibited in Brescia in June, 2007 at the "Gio Paolo Maggini Secoli di dettagli" exhibition.
Gio Paolo Maggini, Exhibition - Brescia, Italy, 2007
"Miss Stainer mentions a tenor in the Exhibition of 1885, which, if I am not mistaken, is identical with the subject of our photographs. . . . The instrument, which is of course a " tenore," is, I believe, fairly well known to dealers, and was formerly for many years owned by Colonel Sandys, M.P. It now forms part of the collection of Messrs. George Withers and Sons, of Leicester Square, who kindly lent me it for photographic purposes."
Zanetto, Towry Piper, The Strad, 1917, London