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Baroque violin by Mathias Hummel c1690


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Baroque violin by Mathias Hummel, Nurnberg c.1690


HUMMEL, Matthias
The son and namesake of a violin maker in Augsburg, Hummel relocated to Nuremberg sometime before
1678, when he married Felicitas, daughter of the late gold- and silversmith Andreas Strauben, in that city.

She must have died relatively soon thereafter, because in 1687 Hummel was married again, to Anna Maria, daughter of Wolf Jacob Walther. The next year he was granted citizenship and continued to work in Nuremberg until his death in1716.

Because he had no children from either marriage, his successor was Sebastian Schelle, a former pupil and assistant who was himself granted citizenship in 1712 in a document that specifically mentions his willingness to continue Hummel’s workshop as a factor favouring approval of his application. Surviving instruments include nine bass viols, with dates ranging from 1688 to 1714. Also extant are 3 violins (one dated 1681, another 1712), 2 undated violas, and a cello, as well as a pochette dated 1698, a viola d’amore made in 1709, and a 1691 guitar


A fine and rare violin with its original neck.

The two piece back of maple of medium-fine curl descending across the back from centre join.

The ribs, pegbox and scroll similar.

The front in two pieces of spruce of fine grain

The varnish of dark red-brown hue on a yellow ground


  • Length of back 354 mm
  • Width upper bout 163 mm
  • Width middle bout 109 mm
  • Width lower bout 201 mm


Additional information

Weight3.2 kg
Dimensions83.5 × 31 × 19 cm


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