Giacomo Ridolfi – Rome 1670ca.

Giacomo Ridolfi – Rome 1670ca.

Apprentice in the prestigious workshop of Girolamo Zenti and prominent figure of the Roman School. Apprentice in the prestigious workshop of Girolamo Zenti and prominent figure of the Roman School. Some of his works survive today, and the one shown is a recent discovery, confirmed by analyzing its frames, which perfectly match the instrument kept at the Smithsonian Musem in Washington The analysis was carried out by Denzil Wright, the expert behind this specific method for the comparison of frames. Thanks to his discovery, he was able to add the instrument to the builder’s catalogue. In the typical baroque Italian fashion, the instrument has two 8’ stops, a cypress case and fir soundboard.

 

LENGTH 200cm
COMPASS C/E – c (short and broken lower octave )
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