DHV:
1524
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

F

François ?

Lupot

Date:

17..

Label Text:

[ ]. LUPOT stamped on button [first initial illegible: could be F or N]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F

Paris

No. of Strings:

7

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

Flame

Catalog Number:

Head:

Open scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Jean Lamy (Parisian cellist and pioneer gambist)

Measurements:

Body Length:

67.2

String Length:

67.5

Rib Depth:

11.7

Upper Width:

31.8

Middle Width:

23.5

Bottom Width:

40.1

Information

Source:

TGM visit 9/09

Literature:

Photographs:

[By TGM: FB+S, head side, stamped name (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Back is arched and strongly flamed; table highly arched, with fine to wide grain; both have single purfling and clear recurve. Soundholes have small circles along inner edges. Pegbox has fluted back, with 4 pegs on the treble side, 3 on the bass; neck a hybrid of viol and cello designs; solid ebony fingerboard and tailpiece, the latter quite short and with end near bridge cut on a strong diagonal; tailgut. Bridge marked Léon Bernardel: tall, with unused lower shelf for possible sympathetic strings. (François Lupot b. 1725, worked in Germany 1758–70, then in Orléans 1770-94, finally in Paris until death in 1804; his very famous older son Nicolas active in Paris 1798-1824.)