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.
Fecit London 1892 (92 handwritten)
String length: 376mm
Length of back: 410mm
Upper / lower bout: 200mm / 252mm
Varnish description: Medium brown