Vincenzo Trusiano Panormo, Dublin, c. 1797–1800
Probably Dublin period.
Back: Displays the distinctive maple that Panormo is said to have taken from an old billiard table in Ireland.
Length of back: 38.4 cm
Upper bouts: 19.3 cm
Middle bouts: 12.3 cm
Lower bouts: 23.3 cm
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Notes:Although no firm evidence has fixed the exact dates of Vincenzo’s stay in Ireland, this viola has resided in Dublin for as long as its history has been known, and it displays the distinctive maple that Vincenzo is said to have taken from an old billiard table in Ireland. Compared with the early Amati-model violas this is a little weightier in its overall appearance but is of similar proportions to viola 76652. The blocks and linings are of spruce and, as would be expected in Vincenzo’s earlier work, the linings are simply butted up to the corner blocks in typical English fashion rather than morticed in. The dendrochronological examination was unable to date the spruce used for the front but discovered a strong relationship between the treble side and the wood used for the front of violin 73270.
Panormo – the life and work of Vincenzo and his sons. Exhibition Catalogue, Andrew Fairfax, Andrew Fairfax, Panormo – the life and work of Vincenzo and his sons. Exhibition Catalogue, London
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Certificates & Documents
- Dendrochronology report: Peter Ratcliff, London (2016) Inconclusive date but a very strong relationship between the treble side and another Panormo, Tarisio ID 73270.
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- Panormo – the life and work of Vincenzo and his sons. Exhibition Catalogue