DHV:
1530
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Nuremberg

Matthias

Hummel

Date:

1714

Label Text:

Matthias Humel / Lauten und Geigen= / macher / in Nürnberg / Anno 1714 [printted except 1714]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D

Nuremberg

No. of Strings:

(4)

Collection:

Germanisches Nationalmuseum

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

MI 959 (954?)

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Violin dealer in Nuremberg, -2009

Measurements:

Body Length:

67.8

String Length:

65.3

Rib Depth:

12.3

Upper Width:

29.7

Middle Width:

22.8

Bottom Width:

33.8

Information

Source:

K. Martius to TGM, 12/09

Literature:

Photographs:

On museum’s website (FB+S [2 sets], front 3/4, head side [color]); Martius 2016, p. 145 145 (front body only); [unpublished, from K. Martius: F+B (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

3-piece table with single purfling, 2-piece back with none. Neck, pegbox, scroll, fingerboard, and tailpiece not original (cello conversion), likewise bass bar and probably corner blocks and back braces, though soundpost plate is likely original. Martius 2016: top block not original; middle width 21.8 (2009 worksheet gave lower width as 39.8, probably a typo).