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Violin by Andrea Amati, Cremona, 1574

Pegbox front Front, upper bass corner Bottom rib Front, lower bass corner Front, upper treble corner Front, lower treble corner Lower third of belly Soundholes Front Front Treble side Bottom rib

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NMM 5260. Violin by Andrea Amati, Cremona, 1574. Ex colls.:  William Corbett, London; William Marshall; Hester S. Bowles; Richard Bennett, Lancashire; W. E. Hill & Sons, London. Rawlins Fund, 1991. The hand-written label preserved in the violin reads: [floral device] ANDREA AMATI IN / CREMONA. M.D. Lxxiiij.


Soundholes


soundholes

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This small violin (length: 571 mm) was one of seven instruments by Andrea Amati, including the Museum's viola and The King violoncello, featured in an exhibition mounted for the Ente Triennale Internazionale degli Strumenti ad Arco at the Palazzo Comunale di Cremona, October 9-18, 1982.   See: Andrea Mosconi and Laurence C. Witten, Capolavori di Andrea Amati (Cremona: Ente Triennale Internazionale degli Strumenti ad Arco, 1984), pp. 17-22 and 63.


Pegbox and Scroll Views


Front view of pegbox Back view of pegbox

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Bass side view of pegbox Treble side view of pegbox

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Neck Heel Views


Treble side
Back, treble side
Back
Bass side
 

Treble side

Back, treble side

Back

Bass side

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This rare violin is the best preserved of the few surviving Andrea Amati instruments, retaining its original neck, blocked out at the heel, as can be seen the photos above.


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Individual Instruments

NMM 3351. Violoncello, The King, by Andrea Amati, Cremona, after 1538

NMM 3366. Violin by Andrea Amati, Cremona, ca. 1560

NMM 3370. Viola by Andrea Amati, Cremona, ca. 1560

Comparative Views

Comparison of the Front and Back Views of Four Andrea Amati instruments

Comparison of the Treble and Bass Sides of Four Andrea Amati instruments

Comparison of the Soundholes of Four Andrea Amati instruments

Comparison of the Pegbox/Scroll Views of Four Andrea Amati instruments

Checklists

Checklist of Bowed Stringed Instruments by Andrea Amati, Cremona

Checklist of Bowed Stringed Instruments Made Before 1800

Checklist of 16th- and 17th-Century Instruments

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