Instrument Type: Viola
Maker: Pietro Giovanni Mantegazza, Milan
Description: A student of Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi, Pietro Giovanni Mantegazza is considered the greatest maker of of the Mantegazza family. Along with his brothers for a period of time, Mantegazza worked at Milan from 1747 to 1796. According to the English critic, William Henley, Pietro Mantegazza’s work is considered, “ Flawless and completed on the finest quality wood.” This particular viola was crafted in in Milan, Italy in the year 1765. Certified by the Hill firm in 1904.