Włodzimierz Kamiński

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Włodzimierz Kamiński

Instrument: tenor viol

Classification: 3 Chordophones / 32 Composite chordophones / 321 Lutes / 321.3 Handle lutes / 321.32 Necked lutes / 321.322 Necked box lutes or necked guitars / 321.322-71 Necked box lutes or necked guitars with a bow

Violin maker: Włodzimierz Kamiński

Date: 1989

Town: Poznań

Country: Poland

Owner: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage’s Collection of Violins

Inventory number: KIL-147, identification no. MKiS 147

Provenance: bought on 11 Dec. 1990

Description: designed by the maker drawing on Marcin Groblicz gamba; two-piece spruce belly with shallow groove at the corners; C-shaped resonance holes; sides and neck from flame maple; sycamore back inlaid with a pattern of repeating six-pointed stars from wood of different colors; dragon head copied after Groblicz’s one; yellow varnish on the belly and chestnut on the sides and head, colorless back

Inscriptions: printed label reads WŁODZIMIERZ KAMIŃSKI  / fecit Posnaniae / anno 1989

Measurements: body length 554 mm, upper bout 260 mm, middle bout 191 mm, lower bout 336 mm, total length 1040 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Catalog card: based on the Union of Polish Artist Violin Makers’ documentation

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