Instrument

 
Back: One-piece; double-purfled with an elaborate clover-leaf design
Ribs: of spotted maple
Front: of pine
Varnish: Red-orange-brown
Body Length: 44.45 cm.
Upper Bout: 21.7 cm.
Center Bout: 14.1 cm.
Lower Bout: 25.2 cm.

Iconography Index

http://www.theluthierslibrary.com/: Digital color photos (Many detailed shots).

The History of the Viola, Volume II, Maurice W. Riley, 1991: Black-and-white photos (front & back).


Provenance

Owner Owned From Owned In Owned Till Price paid
National Music Museum (University of South Dakota)   1984       
...         
Laurence C. Witten  1960    1984   
Joseph Vieland      1960   
...         
Joseph Joachim     1880     
...         

Current owner Current owner
Indicates that the owner is or was also a musician Indicates that the owner is or was also a musician

Certificates

Certificate: Jacques Francais, New York, May 29,1960

Certificate: Silvestre & Maucotel, Paris, March 23,1921

Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., New York, December 18, 1929

Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London, December 16, 1929