Viola attributed to Luigi Galimberti Milan 1933
Luigi Galimberti born 1888 Seveso, died 1957 Milan Italy. He was a pupil of Rottola and Antoniazzi. He worked for the Monzino company between 1928-1930, later establishing in Milan, initially at 7 Piazza Borromeo, later at 17 via Dolomiti. Awarded medals at Rome and Florence. He was a prolific maker of bowed instruments, including 30 double basses and many guitars. Antoniazzi and Classical models with golden-yellow varnish, both oil and spirit based.
A fine and handsome Viola. The attractive two-piece back of maple of strong medium curl descending across the back from the centre joint, the ribs, peg box and scroll of similar curl. The table in two pieces of spruce of fine grain in the centre broadening towards the flanks. The varnish of a vibrant golden orange-brown colour on a yellow ground.
LUIGI GALIMBERTI, fece a Milano l’anno 1933
signed in ink
- Length of back 407 mm
- Width upper bout 177 mm
- Width centre bout 117 mm
- Width lower bout 240 mm
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