Vihuela (after Renaissance type)

1964
Donald Warnock (American, 1919–1997)


Object Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Length 99.5 cm, width 27.1 cm (Length 39 3/16 in., width 10 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.1232

Medium or Technique

Pearwood, spruce, rosewood

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

Two-piece back and ribs of pearwood. Multi-piece belly of fine-grain spruce with binding of paduak (?) and inlays of holly (?) and cedar (?) diamond patterns. Separate carved rose of wood in geometrical pattern. Neck of rosewood. Headstock of nine plys of rosewood and maple. Tuning pegs of ebony (?). Fingerboard of paduak (?) with ten tied-on frets of gut. Nut of ivory. Bridge of paduak (?) with cap of rosewood. Twelve strings in six pairs.

Inscription

Handwritten label: Vihuela de mano/ en sol/ [in different ink: #1]/ made June 1964 by/ Donald Warnock/ Cambridge Mass; printed below heel: DONALD WARNOCK/ made this 1964

Provenance

1967, sold by the maker to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 13, 1982)

Credit Line

William Lindsey Fund

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.