Giovanni Battista Grancino I, Milan, 1707, the 'Max Aronoff'


Viola: 41226

Back: One-piece, slab-cut, with the Coat of Arms and crown of the House of Bourbon ornamented under the fingerboard

Top: an inlaid rosetta lies beneath the fingerboard

Varnish: Golden-yellow

Length of back: 42.9 cm

Upper bouts: 19.6 cm

Middle bouts: 13.5 cm

Lower bouts: 24.4 cm

There are 3 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Notes:

This instrument has not been reduced in size.

The History of the Viola, Volume 2, Maurice W. Riley, The History of the Viola, Volume II

Provenance

- Burton Fine
- Max Aronoff
- Current owner

Known players

Kathryn Plummer, Max Aronoff

References

  • Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst (8th Edition), Walter Hamma, Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. XIV, No. 3, Philip J. Kass, The Queens College Press, Flushing, NY (illustrated)
  • The History of the Viola, Volume II, Maurice W. Riley (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)
  • Wurlitzer Rare Violas by Celebrated Makers of the 16th-19th centuries, Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., New York (illustrated)

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