DHV:
807
Tourin ID:
STOCK 06

Size:

Treble ?

Place Made:

Maker:

PL

Danzig

Christoph

Meyer

Date:

1685

Label Text:

Christof. Meyer / In Danzig 1685

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

S

Stockholm

No. of Strings:

(4)

Collection:

Swedish Museum of Performing Arts

Sound Holes:

Flame

Catalog Number:

M223

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Royal Swedish Academy of Music, -1902

Measurements:

Body Length:

33.5

String Length:

31.5

Rib Depth:

4.2

Upper Width:

15.3

Middle Width:

10.8

Bottom Width:

19.4

Information

Source:

Museum website; museum to TGM, 4/04; PT visit 10/78

Literature:

Lütgendorff 1922, 2:330; Svanberg 1902, p. 23

Photographs:

On museum’s website (front); [unpublished, from museum, 4/04: FB+S, head front 3/4]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Lütgendorff 1922: [back?], ribs and neck of ebony; ivory relief on table, depicting Orpheus among wild beasts [mostly hidden by end of fingerboard]. Photos: rosette; black-and-white edging to table, fingerboard, tailpiece, and pegbox; heart-shaped cutout at end of fingerboard, plus two more in tailpiece, with diagonal top edge. Head is a black female bust wearing a shawl but with bare breasts; relief carving on back of pegbox. Initials K M A (= Kungl. Musikaliska Akademien] at top of back. Letter of 4/64 from Günther Hellwig to museum: “Ich bin felsenfest davon überzeugt, dass es eine Viola da braccio ist, wie der Hals wohl eindeutig beweist.” Tourin: arm viol. (K. Köpp would probably say viola d’amore.) Website string length 31.0-31.5.