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Peter Wamsley
ca. 1750
London, England, United Kingdom
Body L. 34 cm (13-3/8 in.); String L. 32 cm (12-9/16 in.); Total L. 61.5 cm (24-1/4 in.); Upper bouts16 cm (16-5/16 in.); Middle bouts 11 cm (4-5/16 in.); Lower bouts 20 cm (7-7/8 in.); D. at tail 4.3 cm (1-11/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Louis C. and Craig P. Baker Gift, Clara Mertens Bequest, in memory of André Mertens, Rogers Fund, and The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, by exchange, 1990
Accession Number:
Not on view
Five-string violin with flat back and viola da gamba outline, but having the shallow body and F-holes characteristic of violins.
Marking: 1) (labelled) made by Peter Wamsley at the Harp and/Hautboy in Pickadilly London 17(5.?)
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