Maker: Hieronymus Amati

City: Cremona, Country: Italy | Dates: B.1561, d.1631

Biography of Hieronymus Amati - John Dilworth

AMATI, Hieronymus (I) Born 1561, died 1631 Cremona Italy. Younger son of Andrea Amati, above. After the departure of his brother Antonio in 1588, Hieronymus continued to use the ‘brothers’ formula ‘Fr.[atelli] Amati’ on his labels. Production increased markedly and the city of Cremona quickly became synonymous with the violin throughout Europe in the period...

Biography of Hieronymus Amati - Cecie Stainer

Second son of Andrea Amati, b. about 1562; d. Nov. 2, 1630. Worked with his brother Antonio till 1628. The earliest reliable date in connection with them is 1577. They produced the first form of the instrument known as “Amatise." The pattern first followed, similar to that of Andrea, was more arched than that used later. Their instruments are few...

Biography of Hieronymus Amati - Willibald Leo Lütgendorff

Jüngerer Sohn von Andrea A. In erster Ehe (um 1576) vermählt mit Ippolita Zucchielli (f 27. Oct. 1630), von welcher er fünf Töchter hatte. Am 24. Mai 1584 ging er mit Laura Lazzarini eine zweite Ehe ein, von der er neun Kinder bekam; das fünfte davon war Nicola. Hieronymus war ungleich talentvoller und origineller als sein Bruder und wie dieser...

Highest Price Achieved

A Viola by Hieronymus (i) Amati. 42.4 cm 1616 | Sold in 2000

£517,000

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