Svenska fioler med resonanssträngar

I have no photos of this violin built by Arwit Rönnegren but you can find pictures in Kulturens (a museum i Lund) yearbook from 1939, page 38 and in Anne Nilssons book Fioler. The violin have no sympathetic strings but a lions head and intarsia similar to Rönnegrens other instruments, among them double-deckers. The violin is labelled "Arwit rönnegren i kattarp i lugede herat anno 1737" and the late year of construction is a little surprising since some of other Rönnegrens earlier works are of better quality (e.g. Bostongamban). Rönnegren died the year he built this violin but was not extremely old, 57 years, but he might have been sick in some way. The violin is not of bad quality but some earlier works are better./p>

Arwit Rönnegren

Arwit (also Arved, Arwitt) Rönnegren was born in Halmstad around 1680 and was recruited to the Northern Scanian Cavalry Regiment around 1700 and quite immediately sent to Swedish Pomerania. He participated in battles against Saxony/Poland and also in king Charles XII:s campaign in Russia after which he along with some 20.000 other Swedish soldiers ended up as prisoners of war in Russia. Rönnegren came back to Sweden May 8th 1722 and had probably learned violin making in captivity along with his friend Johan Georg Mothe. Rönnegren continued to work in the army, despite being injured during the war, and built instrument as a side business. "Arwit Rönnegren i Katarp i Lugede Herat anno 1737" is written in one of his violins. Rönnegrens wife Anna Gabrielsdotter was 22 years older than Arwit but both of them died in 1737 when Anna was 79 and Arwit 57. Despite this, Arwit managed to remarry after the death of Anna, and had a son with 31 year old Hanna Ingemansdotter. However Arwit died before Hanna gave birth to Arfved Arvedson 19th of May 1738.

LuthierArwit Rönnegren
OriginKattarp, Skåne
Found inKulturen, Lund, Skåne
Playing strings4
Sympathetic strings0
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Other instruments built by Arwit RönnegrenBulanJamtlifiolenBostongambanArwitgamban M285
Other instruments with a lion headTuppenKarlhamnsfiolenElvisBulanGöteborgsfiolenEdvinSödlingTielkegamban M2475JamtlifiolenBostongambanArwitgamban M285DubbeltulpanenTrippeltulpanenKulturencellonKulturengambanAntikrundanfiolenAngeredsfiolen

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