Violin, the 'Alard'

On display


  • Title

    Violin, the 'Alard'

  • Artist/maker

    Nicolò Amati (1596 - 1684)
  • Associated place

    Cremona (place of creation)
  • Date

  • Material and technique

    pine of even open grain, golden-brown, figured maple, with golden-brown varnish

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    35 cm of back (length)
    16.275 cm upper bout (back) (width)
    10.6 cm middle bout (back) (width)
    20.15 cm lower bout (back) (width)
    32.9 cm string (length)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Presented by Mr A. Phillips Hill, in accordance with the wishes of Arthur and Alfred Hill, 1948.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 39 | Music and Tapestry
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Boyden, David D., The Hill Collection of Musical Instruments in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford/OUP, 1969), 15

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