All william-forster articles

  • Mystery 23.3 crop

    From the archive: a viola in the attic


    In our October 2004 issue, Anthony Lane admires a recently discovered 1780 viola by William Forster, in pristine condition

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    From the Archive: a violincello by William Forster II, London, c.1785


    This illustration of a cello by William Forster was published in The Strad, April 1979. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs:William Forster II, generally referred to as 'Old Forster' and sometimes as 'Royal Forster', was born at Brampton, Cumberland in 1739, and died in London ...