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 Digital color photos (Many detailed shots).

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


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


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