[Sanctus Seraphin, Venice, 1712 ?]
No. of Strings:
Musée de la musique
Paul Chevalier; Mme I. de Beaufond, -1904
Museum’s website; Gétreau 1996, pp. 294, 692
On museum’s website (FB+S, head side; front 7/8, head [color])
12 sympathetic strings; all 18 pegs in one pegbox. Pointed lower corners, one deep dimple each side in upper bouts; F-holes have fish-tails instead of lower eyes; rosette. Website: by Giorgio Seraphino Santo, Venice, 1712; head is typical of S. Serafin; “viola bastarda”. Repaired by Nicolas Lupot (remains of his label inside). Associated bow is E.1669.2. TGM: reattribution to Tolbecque: body shape almost identical to two basses by him (1898, 1899), based on Domenichino’s painting of St. Cecilia in the Louvre.