DHV:
345
Tourin ID:
HAGUE 21

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

NL

Amsterdam

Hendrik

Jacobs

Date:

1680

Label Text:

hendrik jacobsz / me fecit in Amsterd' 1680 [printed]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

NL

The Hague

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Kunstmuseum Den Haag (formerly Gemeentemuseum)

Sound Holes:

Flame

Catalog Number:

MUZ-1933-0574 (0840359)

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

70.0

String Length:

72.3

Rib Depth:

13.6

Upper Width:

32.7

Middle Width:

24.0

Bottom Width:

40.3

Information

Source:

PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

Literature:

Jacobi 2006, pp. 72-73

Photographs:

On museum’s website (F [color]); Jacobi 2006, pp. 72-73 (FB+S, head side, detail of ornament at top of back [color]); König 1985, p. 112 (front); Hogwood 1978, p. 9 (front); undated postcard seen at Smithsonian (F+B)

Recordings:

Brüggen et al. 1968 (English Consorts); Hampe 1966 (English: Leonhardt Consort); Hampe 1966a (Bach 106: Leonhardt Consort)

Auctions:

Comments:

Back has diamonds at neck, below fold, and at bottom, with 2 large ovals in middle. Table has rosette and soundholes with lower eyes only (similar to Tapio’s and Kessler/Ryan’s viols attributed to Jacobs, but smaller than either). Carved pegbox. Drawing by P. Buitendijk, Jr. (1987) available from museum. Jacobi 2006: “...there are doubts as to the authenticity of this instrument as the work of Jacobs...”; “The instrument was restored several years ago”; dimensions 69.7, 32.5/23.2/40.1, -, - (probably taken on the back). Tourin: 3 cross braces below soundpost plate; no liners or corner blocks, definite neck graft; English-type purfling work on back; carving on neck heel, also sides and back of pegbox; nicely carved hookbar; beveled C-holes. On loan to the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, since 12/2015.