Antonio & Girolamo Amati, Cremona, 1628


Viola: 43353

Back: Two-piece; painted with a coat of arms and the image of John Baptist carrying a lamb; also ornamented around edges in lieu of purfling

Top: ornamented around edges in lieu of purfling

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Notes:

Instrument #135 at the South Kensington Special Exhibition in 1872. Reduced from a viol.

Catalogue of the Special Exhibition at South Kensington, England, Carl Engel, Catalogue of the Special Exhibition at South Kensington, England, London


Instrument #1075 at the Special Loan Exhibition at Fishmongers Hall, London in 1904.

1904 Loan Exhibition at Fishmonger's Hall, Catalog for the Special Loan Exhibition of Musical Instruments, Manuscripts, Portraits and other Mementos, Fishmonger's Hall, London


Her late Majesty's Amati tenor is in beautiful condition; it is elaborately ornamented, in lieu of the usual purfling [...] The instrument was used in Her late Majesty's private band by Mr Hann (1898). Like many old viols it has been somewhat reduced in size.

Old Violins (Haweis), H. R. Haweis, Old Violins, Edinburgh

Provenance

in 1885 Queen Victoria
until 1901 Queen Victoria
in 1904 King Edward VII
until 1980 W. E. Hill & Sons
... ...
in 1991 Current owner

Known players

Toby Hoffman, W. H. Hann

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1980)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1976)

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References

  • Catalog for the Special Loan Exhibition of Musical Instruments, Manuscripts, Portraits and other Mementos, Fishmonger's Hall, London
  • Bargemusic |
  • Catalogue of the Special Exhibition at South Kensington, England, Carl Engel, South Kensington Museum, London
  • Celebrated Violin and Their Owners
  • Illustrated Catalogue of the Music Loan Exhibition Fishmonger's Hall, Novello, London, 1904
  • Old Violins, H. R. Haweis, John Grant, Edinburgh (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)

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