Hendrik Aerninck 1647-1708


The work of this violin-maker who originated from Quakenbrug, Germany, shows a perfect assimilation to that of his Dutch contemporaries; an elegant shaped instrument with long corners and well-made sound-holes. His work bears the signs of thorough training. His varnish is beautiful and of a soft composition. A noteworthy circumstance is that practically without exception, he used to trace double rows of purfling.

From: The Violin-makers of the Low Countries, by Max Möller, Amsterdam (1955)