Gasparo Bertolotti 'da Salò', Brescia, date unknown, the 'Louis Bailly'


Viola: 44672

Back: One-piece

Varnish: Medium dark brown

Length of back: 43.8 cm

Upper bouts: 19.45 cm

Middle bouts: 13.97 cm

Lower bouts: 25.8 cm

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Notes:

Quoting Bailly: "The back bears several names scratched in the surface, with dates showing that the instrument was in Germany in the 19th century."

Louis Bailly's Gasparo da Salo Viola, Maurice W. Riley, Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. III, No. 3, Lancaster, PA


"Scratched on the middle of the back is the name and date of a German owner of the viola: Kirchmayr Rhetor, 1757."

The Early Development of the Viola by Luthiers of the Brescian and Cremonese Schools, Maurice W. Riley, Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. V, No. 1, Flushing, NY

Provenance

in 1757 Kirchmayr Rhetor
until 1908 Silvestre & Maucotel
1908 - 1928 Louis Bailly
until 1939 Curtis Institute in Philadelphia
... ...
in 1980 Current owner

Known players

Elizabeth Majewski, Louis Bailly

References

  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. III, No. 3, Maurice W. Riley, The Violin Society of America, Lancaster, PA
  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. V, No. 1, Maurice W. Riley, The Violin Society of America, Flushing, NY (illustrated)
  • The History of the Viola, Volume I, Maurice W. Riley (illustrated)

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