Viola by George Wulme-Hudson labelled Luigi Fabris, Venice 1869
George Wulme-Hudson Born 1862 St. Pancras, London, died 1952 Chessington, Surrey UK. He trained as a jeweller and violinist. He was a self-taught maker with some guidance from Thomas Jacques Holder. Active from 1897. He added ‘Wulme’ to his name to distinguish himself from his contemporary, George Hudson of Skegness. Known as ‘the second John Lott’, a fine and prolific copyist of old Italian instruments. Active in Lower Clapton 1925. Supplied instruments to Edward Withers. Some work is of a minor class, being vague representations of generic forms, but others are very distinguished. Many are labelled with facsimiles of original tickets, or with the names of fictional Italian makers.
Wulme-Hudson was a good violinist, he studied at the Guildhall School of Music in London. His training and musicianship gave him a good ear for proper violin sound and this is evident in his craftsmanship, his violins and violas have a reputation for their excellent tone. This viola is in nearly perfect condition and projects a robust, warm sound.
A fine and handsome Viola. The attractive two-piece back of maple of strong medium curl ascending across the back from the centre joint, the ribs, pegbox and scroll of similar curl. The table in two pieces of spruce of medium grain. The varnish of a rich orange-red colour on a yellow ground.
Luigi Fabris fecit, Venezia l’anno 1869
- Length of back 419 mm
- Width upper bout 196 mm
- Width centre bout 136 mm
- Width lower bout 246 mm
- Please note that the condition report lists all repairs that have been historically undertaken. The instrument is, however, offered in a fully restored condition and has been fully and professionally setup in our workshops. Any repairs have either been conducted by ourselves or fully inspected and the quality of the repair verified by our workshop. No further repairs are required.
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