Viola d'amore

1785
Johann Franz Placht (Austrian)


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

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

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, year-end 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—Museum purchase with funds donated by Friends of the Collection