DHV:
1544
Tourin ID:

Size:

Treble ?

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Munich

Rudolph

Höss

Date:

1676

Label Text:

Ruedolph Höß Churf / Hof Lautenmacher in / München 1676

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CH

Geneva

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Musée d’art et d’histoire

Sound Holes:

Flame

Catalog Number:

IM 05

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Fritz Ernst, Geneva, -1969

Measurements:

Body Length:

40.0

String Length:

34.5

Rib Depth:

4.9

Upper Width:

18.4

Middle Width:

12.2

Bottom Width:

22.5

Information

Source:

J. Deferne to TGM, 2/10, 6/10

Literature:

Photographs:

Museum checklist (F [color]); [unpublished, from J. Deferne 2/10: front, head side (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

One of only two small Höss instruments with 6 strings (other setup not original). Date seems questionable, since he worked for Lorenz Hollmayr until latter’s death in 1681; however, he also signed Berlin 4381, dated 1670 and originally a viola d’amore with sympathetic strings.