DHV:
189
Tourin ID:
BRUS 58

Size:

Pardessus

Place Made:

Maker:

B

Ghent

Hyacinte

Lorret

Date:

1738

Label Text:

Par Hyacinthe Lorret, dit / Janrot, rue des cles, Gand. 1738 [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

B

Brussels

No. of Strings:

5

Collection:

Musée des instruments de musique

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

2882

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Louis Cavens, -1908; C.C. Snoeck, Ghent

Measurements:

Body Length:

31.8

String Length:

30.5

Rib Depth:

4.7

Upper Width:

16.0

Middle Width:

10.7

Bottom Width:

20.5

Information

Source:

M. Maes to TGM, 8/21; PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

Literature:

Vannes 1999, p. 216; Mahillon 1912, 4:421; Snoeck 1903, p. 5 (no. 13)

Photographs:

On museum’s website (F+S [color]); [unpublished, M. Maes to TGM, 8/21: F+B, F body only, head B, details of neck heel and ribs (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Mahillon: “Quinton ou Par-dessus de viole” (“On donnait le nom de quinton au par-dessus de viole lorsqu’il n’avait que cinq cordes.”); museum’s website: quinton; Snoeck: dessus; Jalovec: fünfsaitige Bratsche. Body corners verging on pointed. 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Tourin: end button (for tailgut). Website: bridge and tailpiece missing; “some of the pegs could be original.” Vannes gives date as 1758 (closer to the two violas of 1766 also in this museum). Extensive worm damage visible in photos.