DHV:
874
Tourin ID:
UCLA 4

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

NL

Amsterdam

Pieter

Rombouts

Date:

1708

Label Text:

Pieter Rombouts / Amsterdam 1708

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

University of California at Los Angeles, no. 604007649-24 (formerly 3-22); Erich Lachmann, Los Angeles, -1961; Staatliche Hochschule, Berlin; C.C. Snoeck, Ghent (no. 479 in 1894 catalogue)

Measurements:

Body Length:

65.2

String Length:

64.1

Rib Depth:

12.3

Upper Width:

30.3

Middle Width:

22.7

Bottom Width:

37.6

Information

Source:

TGM visit 7/92

Literature:

Christie’s 10/13/09, lot 168; Lachmann 1950, p. 30; Sachs 1922, col. 117; Snoeck 1894, p. 101

Photographs:

Christie’s 10/13/09, lot 168 (F+B, head 3/4 [color]); Lachmann 1950, p. 31 (front 7/8); Lütgendorff 1922, 1:155 (front 7/8)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Christie’s 2009/10/13, lot 168

Not included in Moens 1994. Sachs, Snoeck: neck and head not original; but note that Sachs says this about “der Hals mit der unausgearbeitete Schnecke” (as also shown in Lütgendorff’s illustration), while Lachmann shows it with a head, which must therefore date from the 2Q20C--probably made for, perhaps even by, Lachmann, possibly including a 3rd-generation neck. Lachmann: black and brown whalebone purfling on table. “The instrument, fully covered with the original, golden-reddish varnish, is in practically perfect condition.” “A second label, showing a heraldic figure with the initials PT (engraved by Norbert Haylbrouck, Bruges, XVIIIth century), was apparently inserted by an early owner of the viol.” Acquired by Lachmann from Staatliche Sammlung Berlin “though an exchange of instruments”. Tourin dimensions 110.5, 65, 30.6/-/36.8, 12.2, - (converted from Lachmann’s inches); museum dimensions 65.4, 30.3/22.3/37.3, 12.3, 64.1; Christie’s: length of back 65.5.