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Viola d'Amore

Maker:
Joseph Gagliano (Italian, Naples active 1770–1800 Naples)
Date:
ca. 1780
Geography:
Naples, Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Spruce, maple, ebony
Dimensions:
Body L. 35.7 cm (14-1/16 in.); Bowed string L. 48.7 (19-3/16 in.)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-bowed-unfretted
Credit Line:
Gift of H. H. Schambach, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.480
Not on view
Marking: "Joseph Gagliano filius/Nicolai fecit Neapoli 178-"
Hans H. Schambach
"Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (2011), pg. 12-13, ill.



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