DHV:
126
Tourin ID:
BOYER 1

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Lyon ?

Gaspar

Tieffenbrucker ?

Date:

1560 C ?

Label Text:

Gaspar Duiffobrugcar / A la coste Sainct Sebastien

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F

Paris

No. of Strings:

5

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Animal

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Jean-Baptiste Bonaventure Roquefort, Paris (d. 1833)

Measurements:

Body Length:

62.5

String Length:

Rib Depth:

12.0

Upper Width:

30.7

Middle Width:

21.0

Bottom Width:

35.0

Information

Source:

PT visit, 1977/78?

Literature:

Sandys & Forster 1864, 198

Photographs:

Mackey 2019, p. 488 (back body only, head side [color]); [unpublished, from J-M Renard: F, F+B body only, head 3/4 (color)]; [by PT: F+B (color); by TGM: back, in shop window (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Elaborate picture covers entire back (bearded man seated under canopy: Moses, after Michelangelo’s sculpture); inlaid fingerboard (lacking upper portion); 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. According to Sandys & Forster, “a salamander, the device of Francis I, was carved on the neck”; their source was Choron’s Dictionnaire historique des muisiciens, artistes, at amateurs, morts ou vivants (2/1817). Per J.M. Renard (at AMIS 2007), appraised and repaired by Vuillaume, so perhaps also made by him. Back is old but has been reshaped, with both deletions from and additions to the picture; ribs from a cello; pegbox has been widened.