Jacob Stainer, Absam, 1678, the 'Hämmerle'


Viola: 41864

Original label handwritten: "Jacobus Stainer in Absom / propè Oenipontum m.pia 1678"

Back: One-piece birdseye maple, slab-cut

Top: Two-piece, narrow-grained in the center, widening towards the edges

Scroll: of pear woof; carved lion's head

Varnish: Red-brown

Length of back: 39.8 cm

Upper bouts: 19.8 cm

Middle bouts: 13.4 cm

Lower bouts: 24 cm


Notes:

On loan to the Smithsonian Institute till 2004.

Axelrod Stringed Instrument Collection, Herbert Axelrod, Evelyn & Herbert Axelrod Stringed Instrument Collection


On loan to Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum since 2004.

Classy Visitors To Vienna Museum, The Strad, January, 2004, London

Provenance

in 1922 Theodor Hämmerle
- Sold by Jacques Francais
in 2002 Current owner

References

  • Evelyn & Herbert Axelrod Stringed Instrument Collection, Herbert Axelrod (illustrated)
  • The Strad, January, 2004, Newsquest, London
  • Jacob Stainer "… kayserlicher diener und geigenmacher zu Absom", Rudolf Hopfner, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna (illustrated)
  • Jakob Stainer: Leben und Werk des Tiroler Meisters, Walter Senn & Karl Roy, Verlag E. Bochinsky, Frankfurt (illustrated)
  • The Strad, June, 1995, Sarab Modi, Orpheus, London (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)

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