DHV:
1181
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

I

Venice

Ventura

Linarol

Date:

1585

Label Text:

Ventura di Francesco / Linarolo in Venetia / 1585 die ultimo augosto

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

A

Vienna

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Vázquez, José [heirs]

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

097

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

[Violin dealer, West Germany, -1994]

Measurements:

Body Length:

72.0

String Length:

72.2

Rib Depth:

14.7

Upper Width:

39.2

Middle Width:

27.7

Bottom Width:

42.7

Information

Source:

Vázquez to TGM, 11/96, 2/97

Literature:

Beuting 2007, pp. 187-89; Carter 2006

Photographs:

Vázquez website (front 3/4, F+B body only [color]); Beuting 2007, p. 187 (front 3/4 [color])

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Table and back original; ribs are c. 1800. Recently reconverted from a cello; new scroll copied from another by this maker. Dendrochronological testing by Peter Klein shows youngest year-ring on table dates from 1564; both halves come from the same tree. Beuting 2007: dendrochronology gives date of 1498 for for youngest growth ring on table. Carter 2006: “thoroughly modernized, with a slender neck set at a steep angle, soundpost and overwound strings.”