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Viola da Braccio

Date:
mid-18th century
Geography:
Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Spruce and bird's-eye maple
Dimensions:
Body length: 42.5 cm., Body width: upper bout 21.4 cm. center bout 14.8 cm. lower bout 25.3 cm. Rib height: top block 4.6 cm. center bout 6.7 cm. bottom block 6.65 cm String length: 42.5 cm.
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-bowed-fretted
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.947
Not on view
Marking: 1) (printed on label) Ruedolph Höss Churfl./ Hof-Lautenmacher in/ München 1681 (illegible)
2) (handwritten on tailpiece) Restored/ Nov. 1938/ by Fred J. Markert/ Metropolitan Museum of Art/ N.Y. City, NY
Count Eugene Henri-Joseph de Bricqueville ; Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Pleasing Eye and Ear Alike. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1971, Vol. XXX, No. 2, pg. 68, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 65, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments of All Nations: I. Europe, Galleries 25 and 26, Central Cases of Galleries 27 and 28. Catalogue., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, vol. 13, pg. 65, 64+, ill.



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