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Viola da Gamba Society of America

Online Database of Historical Viols
Detail 

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

B

Brussels

Peeter

Borbon

Date:

16..

Label Text:

Borbon tot Brussel [printed]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

B

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Musée des instruments de musique

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

2892

Head:

Male

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

C. C. Snoeck, Ghent

Measurements:

Body Length:

70.8

String Length:

64.5

Rib Depth:

13.2

Upper Width:

34.3

Middle Width:

25.1

Bottom Width:

40.4

Information Source:

Haine & Meeùs 1985, p. 1; PT visits 6/77 & 9/78 (?)

Literature:

Haine & Meeùs 1985, p. 1; Awouters 1972, p. 76; Mahillon 1912, 4:423; Snoeck 1903, p. 6 (no. 23)

Photographs:

On museum’s website (F+S [color]); Haine & Meeùs 1985, p. 1 (F+S); also 17 (head [color]); König 1985, pp. 101-102 (FB+S, soundhole, head); Awouters 1972, p. 77 (front 3/4)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Striped back (5-piece, but all maple) and ribs. Four-piece table (Awouters: 2-piece). Double purfling on table and back. Drawings by François Bodart available from museum. Tourin dimensions 71.8, 34.4/25.0/40.4, 13.2, 64.5, Likely by Peeter I (active since c. 1600, d. after 1643)