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Viola d'amore


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


Object Place

Schönbach, Austria


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce, ebony


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones