Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Viola

Maker:
Benjamin Banks (1727–1795)
Date:
1791
Geography:
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Culture:
British
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
Body L.: 38.8 cm ( 15-3/8 in.); Body W.: upper bout: 18.5 (7-3/8 in.), center bout: 13.2 cm (5-1/4 in.), lower bout: 22.95 cm ( 9 in.); Rib H.: upper: 3.5 cm (1-3/8 in.), middle and lower - each: 3.5 cm (1--3/8 in.); Vibrating string L.: 35.2 cm (13-7/8 in.)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-bowed-unfretted
Credit Line:
Gift of Dorothy and Robert Rosenbaum, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.177
Not on view
Marking: 1) (on center of back inside) B/BANKS

2) (on rib at bottom block outside) BANKS

3) (on lower rigiht bout of table inside) MADE BY BENJAMIN BANKS / SALISBURY / 1791

4) (on block inside) BB / 1791

5) (at button) obliterated brand stamp
Dorothy and Robert Rosenbaum
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