DHV:
1471
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Nuremberg

Leopold

Widhalm

Date:

1789

Label Text:

Leopoldus Widhalm / Norimbergae, 1789 [printed except 89]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

67.9

String Length:

Rib Depth:

13.0

Upper Width:

31.4

Middle Width:

23.5

Bottom Width:

39.9

Information

Source:

Martius to TGM, 1/07

Literature:

Martius 2016, pp. 154-55; Martius 1996, p. 56, n. 17

Photographs:

[Martius 2016, p. 154 (front); [unpublished, from K. Martius 10/16: front body only, head side, label (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

2-piece table and back. Neck, fingerboard, pegs, and pegbox not original, but scroll is. Currently a viol, but not rebuilt on historical principles; perhaps originally had fewer than 6 strings. Martius 2016: highest quality craftsmanship, in astonishingly good condition; fits well into output of Widhalm workshop in outline, soundholes, style and execution; “89” not in same hand as other Widhalm labels, and label itself is ususual in giving place name in Latin. (Martius to TGM 12/07: Widhalm died in 1776, but sons continued to use his label.)