English viola, c.1920

With a striking one piece back, this English viola is a fine copy of Boullangier’s work. It features a rich, open sound and a beautifully dynamic range. Charles Boullangier worked with Vuillaume, Gand and Bernardel, before moving to London in 1849 to join the Withers Workshop. He set up his own business around 1856, and was heavily influenced by John Frederick Lott II's 'del Gesu' models.  


INSTRUMENT SPECIFICATIONS

Label:

Charles Boullangier
Fecit London 1892 (92 handwritten)

Measurements:

  • String length: 376mm

  • Length of back: 410mm

  • Upper / lower bout: 200mm / 252mm

Varnish description: Medium brown