DHV:
372
Tourin ID:
HARN 10

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

A

Absam

Jacob

Stainer

Date:

1667

Label Text:

Jacobus Stainer in Absom / propè Oenipontum m.pia 1667 [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

A

Vienna

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Harnoncourt, Nikolaus [heirs]

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

Head:

Open scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Hans Eberhard Hoesch, -before 1969; Hamma, 1952-54

Measurements:

Body Length:

70.5

String Length:

Rib Depth:

13.1

Upper Width:

32.0

Middle Width:

24.0

Bottom Width:

41.5

Information

Source:

P. Hütmannsberger 6/94 (dimensions); Senn & Roy 1986, p. 217 (A101)

Literature:

Harnoncourt 2017, p. 94; Hopfner & Seipel 2003, p. 108 (IV. 17); Senn & Roy 1986, p. 217

Photographs:

Muthesius 2019, p. 7 (head FB+S);[Hopfner & Seipel 2003, pp. 102 (front), 109 (back); Senn & Roy 1986, pp. 409-11 (head FB+S); Harnoncourt n.d. (Kaiserhof), no. 18 (front 3/4); [unpublished, from P. Hütmannsberger 6/94: front, back, soundhole, head side (color)]

Recordings:

Harnoncourt 1979 (Telemann Paris Quartets); Harnoncourt 1975 (Buxtehude); Harnoncourt 1972? (Biber); Harnoncourt 1969 (Bach)

Auctions:

Comments:

Senn & Roy: Back and ribs are bird’s-eye maple (also pegbox veneer). Only Stainer with original six-string pegbox. Exhibited in Mittenwald, 1953. May be identical with one exhibited in Vienna, 1892 (then owned by W.E. Currey, London; previously by Hill, until 1884): cf. Lütgendorff 2:480. If so, then same as LOAN 22, q.v. Hopfner & Seipel: 2-piece table with wings; neck not original; has tailgut. Dimensions 70.4, 31.3/22.7/40.8, 13.1, -. (Harnoncourt 2017 says gift from Hoesch came a year or two after first visit to him in 1970, but this visit actually happened in 1960, per www.harnoncourt.info, apparently based on Milan Turkovic & Monika Mertl, Die seltsamsten Wiener der Welt: Nikolaus Harnoncourt und sein Concentus Musicus. 50 Jahre musikalische Entdeckungsreisen, 2003. Instrument already used for recording of Bach gamba sonatas released in 1969, which fr.wikipedia.org says recorded in March/April 1968.)