DHV:
1017
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

London

Petter

Hackings

Date:

1621

Label Text:

Petter Hackings / LONDON . 1621 [printed]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F

Lille

No. of Strings:

7

Collection:

Musée Régional de l’Hospice Comtesse, Collection J. & P. Hel

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

C.146 / 2002.0.21

Head:

Male

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Heirs of Pierre Hel, Lille, -1957

Measurements:

Body Length:

71.2

String Length:

70.7?

Rib Depth:

12.6

Upper Width:

32.9

Middle Width:

23.2

Bottom Width:

40.0

Information

Source:

Fleming 2001: VME 36; Hel 1989, p. 56 (no. 20); Pringle 1/94

Literature:

Fleming 2001: VME 36; Hel 1989, p. 56 (no. 20)

Photographs:

On museum’s website (via Musée de la musique, “inventaire national en ligne”) (front body only [color]); Fleming 2001: VME F36 (front body only [color]); Hel 1989, p. 56 (no. 20) (head 3/4); [unpublished, from M. Fleming: 6 details of C-bouts and C-holes (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Hel 1989 catalogue (F. Gétreau): 2-piece back, 2-piece table; upper part of neck probably from conversion to cello (cf. repair label: “Réparé par Joseph POUILLE / Luthier à Lille en 1844”); head French c. 1700, probably from conversion to 7 strings; dimensions: 71.0, 32.7/23.0/39.7, 12.5, -. Fleming 2001: table (with single purfling) not original (“dendrochronology proves the belly was made after 1680”); slight possibility that back and ribs made in London in 1621. Pringle: Probably originally 6 strings (tailpiece drilled both ways). Neck original but reshaped both length and width. Worm damage. Drawing by Jean-Pierre Leclercq, available from Paris Conservatoire: dimensions (not over arching) 71, 33/-/40, 12.5, 75 [sic].