Gasparo Bertolotti 'da Salò', Brescia, c. 1609


Viola: 43824

Bearing its original label, "Gasparo da Salo, in Brecia."

Large tenor with original neck.

Back: Two-piece, quarter-cut

Top: of pine of fine grain

Scroll: original

Ribs: slab-cut, marked by a wavy figure

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 44.37 cm

Upper bouts: 21.5 cm

Middle bouts: 14.1 cm

Lower bouts: 25.5 cm

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Notes:

Instrument #1066 as the 1904 Exhibit at the Fishmonger's Hall, London.

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

Provenance

- Duke of Modena
in 1904 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
... ...
from 1939 Ashmolean Museum, Hill Collection, University of Oxford

References

  • Catalog for the Special Loan Exhibition of Musical Instruments, Manuscripts, Portraits and other Mementos, Fishmonger's Hall, London
  • Gasparo da Salo: architetto del suono (exhibition catalog), Flavio Dasseno, curator, cremonabooks, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Gasparo da Salò, A. M. Mucchi, Editore Ulrico Hoepli, Milan (illustrated)
  • Gasparo da Salò e la liuteria bresciana tra Rinascimento e Barocco, Flavio Dassenno and Ugo Ravasio, editors, Fondazione Civilita Vresciana, Brescia (illustrated)
  • Il Legno si fa Musica, le mostre della Cassa di Risparmio, Verona (illustrated)
  • Liutai in Brescia: 1520-1724, Eric Blot, Eric Blot Edizioni, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Musical Instruments in the Ashmolean Museum: The Complete Collection, John Milnes, editor, Oxford Musical Instrument Publishing, Oxford (illustrated)
  • Stringed Instruments: Viols, Violins, Citterns, and Guitars in the Ashmolean Museum, Harvey S. Whistler, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (illustrated)
  • The Hill Collection of Musical Instruments, David D. Boyden, Oxford University Press, London (illustrated)
  • The History of Violin Playing from its origins to 1761, David D. Boyden, Oxford University Press, London (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • The Strad 2002 Calendar, Orpheus Publications, London (illustrated)

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