Pietro Giovanni Mantegazza, Milan, 1796


Viola: 41130

Original label: "Petrus Joannes Mantegatia fecit Mediolani 1796"

Back: Two-piece

Top: of even-grained spruce

Varnish: Gold-brown

Length of back: 43.2 cm

Upper bouts: 21.05 cm

Middle bouts: 14.4 cm

Lower bouts: 26.1 cm

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Notes:

Dillworth suggest that despite the authentic label, this instrument, like most Mantegazza violas, was actually made by one of the brothers, Carlo or Francesco Mantegazza.

Relative Values, John Dilworth, The Strad, September, 1984, London

Provenance

in 2003 Current owner

Known players

Lawrence Dutton

References

  • The Strad, September, 1984, John Dilworth, London (illustrated)
  • The Strad, December, 2003, Samuel Zygmuntowicz, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (illustrated)

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