DHV:
529
Tourin ID:
LEIPC 08

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Leipzig

Johann Christian

Hoffmann

Date:

1731

Label Text:

Joh. Christian Hoffmann, / König. Poln. und Churf. / Sächs. Hoff Instrument und / Lautenmacher. Leipzig 1731. [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D

Leipzig

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Universität Leipzig

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

819

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Wilhelm Heyer, Cologne; Paul de Wit, Leipzig

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.9

String Length:

66.0

Rib Depth:

12.7

Upper Width:

29.8

Middle Width:

21.6

Bottom Width:

37.2

Information

Source:

Martius 2015, pp. 360-61; museum to Martius to TGM, 1/07; PT visit 10/78

Literature:

Martius 2015, pp. 360-61; Rubardt 1955, p. 30; Schultz 1929, p. 70; Kinsky 1912, 2:466; De Wit 1903, p. 93

Photographs:

Martius 2015, pp. 246 (head FB+S [color]), 360-61 (FB+S, head S, label [color]); on museum’s website (front [color]); on museum’s website 3/05 (head front 3/4 [color]); Kinsky 1912, 2:468 (front 7/8), 456 (head 3/4), 624 (label)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Martius JCH 26. Table with medium arching, wide edge and slight recurve; very short, original, integral bass bar. Back with no purfling, very wide soundpost plate, 3 crossbars (only one original); wide corner blocks; top block not original. Neck with stripe of contrasting color wood on each side from rewidening after cello conversion, probably when “Rep. Hermann Seyffarth / Instrumentenmacher in / Gohlis 1901” (handwritten label); pegbox carved on all sides. Second repair label: “Rep. von Rudolf Elger / Lauten und Leigenmacher / in Leipzig 1948” [printed except 48]. Head original but all fittings modern except hookbar, and (perhaps) ornamental iron endpin. Dendrochronology (by Micha Beuting) gives date of 1721 for youngest growth ring on table; from same tree as JCH 36 (= GROTH 1, undated). Back widths 30.0/21.3/37.0; drawing by Ute Singer (2011) at museum. Kinsky dimensions 69, 31/-/37.5, 13, -.