DHV:
892
Tourin ID:
VIENNA 01

Size:

Tenor

Place Made:

Maker:

I

Venice

Francesco

Linarol

Date:

1540 C ?

Label Text:

Franciscus Linarolus Bergomensis Venetiis faciebat

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

A

Vienna

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

SAM 66 (Schlosser: C71)

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Este Collection, Castle Catajo, near Padua, -1908 (probably since mid-17th C.)

Measurements:

Body Length:

49.5

String Length:

51.0

Rib Depth:

12.0

Upper Width:

24.0

Middle Width:

16.5

Bottom Width:

28.0

Information

Source:

PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

Literature:

Thorby 2018, passim; Pio 2011, p. 175; Beuting 2007, pp. 194-95; Carter 2006; Hopfner 2004, p. 52; Edmunds 1994, pp. 19-21; Woodfield 1984, pp. 124-25; Edmunds 1980, pp. 75-78; Schlosser 1920, p. 63

Photographs:

Pio 2011, p. 183 (F+B [color]); Beuting 2007, p. 194 (front [color]); Hopfner 2004, p. 53 (front 7/8 [color]); Edmunds 1994, pp. 19-20 (F+B, bottom rib, tailpiece); Heyde 1986, pl. 35 (front 7/8, side [mislabeled C72]); Woodfield 1984, p. 123 (FB+S); König 1980, p. 81 (head FB+S); Baines 1966, pl. 87 (front); Schlosser 1920, pl. XVII (front 7/8; wrongly identified as C72 = SAM 67); [www.rimab.ch: front, side body only, bottom rib, neck-body join, head B+S, label, etc. (color; seen 5/13)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Beuting 2007: dendrochronology gives date of 1439 for for youngest growth ring on table. Carter 2006: “appears...to have survived largely unaltered for 450 years”; dendro dating of table: 1549. Hopfner 2004: in original condition; dendrochronology suggests 1582 as earliest possible date. [F. Linarol died in 1567.] Edmunds 1994: table thin, bent; no longitudinal arching. Tailpiece held by hook set into table, not lower rib: probably original. Date c. 1540, SL 54. Thorby 2018: different from all other Linarol viols (bent table, soundhole shape, no decoration): probably an inexpensive, mass-produced model. Woodfield 1984: Drawing by Pierre Bohr (1984) available from museum. Edmunds 1980 dimensions 48.5, 25.5/-/28.5, 12.8, 53-56. Baines 1966: body length 51. [www.rimab.ch dimensions: 48.5, 25.5/16.9/28.4 (28.0/16.5/24.2 on back), 11.9, 52.7]