DHV:
300
Tourin ID:
GENEV 20

Size:

Violone

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Nuremberg

Ernst

Busch

Date:

16..

Label Text:

Ernst Busch, Nürnberg, 1615 [handwritten; probably not original]

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

CH

Geneva

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Musée d’art et d’histoire

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

IM 22

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Fritz Ernst, Geneva, -1969; acquired 1930 in Munich

Measurements:

Body Length:

089.0

String Length:

087.5

Rib Depth:

19.5

Upper Width:

44.0

Middle Width:

29.0

Bottom Width:

50.0

Information

Source:

Martius & Schulze 1991, pp. 174, 181 (their info from museum + postcard)

Literature:

Martius & Schulze 1991, pp. 174, 181

Photographs:

On museum’s website (F+B [color]) and checklist (F [color]); König 1985, p. 89 (front); [unpublished, from MB Winn 3/13: front (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Not in museum at time of Tourin’s visit, 10/78. Martius & Schulze 1991: double purfling on table, overhanging edges front and back, neck not original; information from the museum and a postcard photo. Museum checklist photo shows wooden endpin; body length 87.5 (probably including neck heel); wood = walnut or chestnut. (Busch active from 1622; died in 1648.)