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Viola d'amore

Provenance

By the 1960s, Anne Gombosi (b. 1907 – d. 1978), Newton, MA; 1978, by descent to her son, Martin G. Gombosi (b. 1949 – d. 2004), Needham, MA; 2004, by descent to his widow, Susan Smolin, Needham; 2011, gift of Susan Smolin to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Partial gift of Susan Smolin in memory of Anne and Otto Gombosi and Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the Edwin M. Ripin Collection—Friends of the Collection Fund

1785

Object Place

Schönbach, Austria

Dimensions

Overall: 76.2 x 22.9 cm (30 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

2011.2143

Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce, ebony

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones