Viola d'Amore

Spruce, maple, ebony | 76.2 x 24.4 x 8.9cm | 18th century

Unknown Artist

The viola d'amore, or viola "of love," is a bowed stringed instrument which gained great popularity in the eighteenth century. Much of its history, including the derivation of its name, is unknown. It has many characteristics of the viol family such ...
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