DHV:
124
Tourin ID:
BOLOG 1

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

I

Bologna

Antonio

Brensio

Date:

1600 C

Label Text:

Antonius Bononiensis [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Guitar

Current Location:

I

Bologna

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Museo...della musica (formerly Civico Museo)

Sound Holes:

C*

Catalog Number:

1756

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Liceo musicale, Bologna

Measurements:

Body Length:

65.2

String Length:

60.0

Rib Depth:

9.0

Upper Width:

29.8

Middle Width:

22.3

Bottom Width:

35.7

Information

Source:

Van der Meer 1993, p. 124

Literature:

Soar 2019, pp. 15-16; Van der Meer 1993, p. 124; Ferrari 1991

Photographs:

Van der Meer 1993, no. 121 (front); Ferrari 1991, pp. 19-20 (F+B, neck heel, end of fingerboard, label); [unpublished, from R. Cook (originally from Francisco Pecchia) 2/13: F+B, head F+S, details of ornamentation on back (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Van der Meer 1993: composite, “parzialmente forse di Antonius Bononiensis, secolo XVI–XVII.” Only (3-part, arched) back, neck, and pegbox are original; his body dimensions are therefore of the back, not table. Calls Lütgendorff’s equation of this maker with Antonius Brensius purely hypothetical. Website: rest of instrument predates 1866; ribs are rather shallow; varnish on back is original. No info on maker of this name; label may be false. Ferrari 1991: arched back has a central piece with wings top and bottom and no crossbars; neck not angled back. Dimensions 66, 29.6/22/35.5, 9.7, 66. TGM: decoration at top and bottom of back very similar (but not identical) to JONES 2, labeled “Joannes Marcus.” Soundholes are backwards Cs.