A look at the history of The Viol or viola da gamba that was immensely popular among amateur and professional musicians alike from Metropolitan Museum of Art.

A look at the history of The Viol or viola da gamba that was immensely popular among amateur and professional musicians alike from Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Tenor viola da gamba, about 1600 Attributed to Richard Blunt (English, active about 1590–1610 English) Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Tenor viola da gamba, about 1600 Attributed to Richard Blunt (English, active about 1590–1610 English) Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Technical Drawing of bass viola da gamba by Ventura Linarol, Venice, 1582

Technical Drawing of bass viola da gamba by Ventura Linarol, Venice, 1582

Richard Meares: Viola da Gamba (Viol) (1982.324) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Richard Meares: Viola da Gamba (Viol) (1982.324) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Bass Viola da Gamba I made this gamba quite a few years ago now. It remains one of my favorites. #violadagamba #baroque #gutstrings #spruce #maple #atelierphilipsmith #atelier #handmade #bespoke #luthier #violinmaker #salamancaartscentre #hobart #tasmania

Bass Viola da Gamba I made this gamba quite a few years ago now. It remains one of my favorites. #violadagamba #baroque #gutstrings #spruce #maple #atelierphilipsmith #atelier #handmade #bespoke #luthier #violinmaker #salamancaartscentre #hobart #tasmania

John Rose | Bass Viola da Gamba | London, ca. 1600. Stunning decoration on the back of the pegbox.

John Rose | Bass Viola da Gamba | London, ca. 1600. Stunning decoration on the back of the pegbox.

Viola da Gamba (Tenorlage)      Ernst Busch  um 1630 Nürnberg (?) / Deutschland Germanisches Nationalmuseum

Viola da Gamba (Tenorlage) Ernst Busch um 1630 Nürnberg (?) / Deutschland Germanisches Nationalmuseum

Bass viola da gamba | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Bass viola da gamba | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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