Nicolò Amati, Cremona, 1663, the 'Professor Wirth'


Viola: 42792

Back: Two-piece small-curled maple

Top: of wide-grained spruce

Scroll: of somewhat larger figure

Ribs: match back

Varnish: Light golden-brown

Provenance

- Emmanuel Wirth
until 1940 Harry Wahl
until 1949 Emil Herrmann
1949 - 1964 Anna E. Clark
from 1964 Corcoran Gallery of Arts
- Dr Herbert R. Axelrod
in 2000 Smithsonian Institution Museum

Known players

Emmanuel Wirth

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann (1949) "..the first Long Pattern model created by the Great Master; tonally unsurpassed."

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References

  • Amati Quartet, Ex-John Jay & Sandra Day O'Conner, Machold Rare Violins
  • Evelyn & Herbert Axelrod Stringed Instrument Collection, Herbert Axelrod (illustrated)
  • Harry Wahl's Violins, Maija-Stiina Roine, Cozio Publishing, Boston (illustrated)

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