DHV:
168
Tourin ID:
BRUS 34

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

I

Venice

G. Battista

Ciciliano

Date:

1560 C ?

Label Text:

Batista fiol d anto cicilian in Va [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

B

Brussels

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Musée des instruments de musique

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

1426

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Count Pietro Correr, Venice, -1886

Measurements:

Body Length:

60

String Length:

65

Rib Depth:

12.0

Upper Width:

32.5

Middle Width:

20.6

Bottom Width:

34.5

Information

Source:

Moens 1995, pp. 225-30; PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

Literature:

Hopfner 2008, p. 212; Beuting 2007, p. Moens 1995, pp. 225-30; Edmunds 1994, p. 25; Coates 1985, pp. 39-43; Edmunds 1980, pp. 75, 86-87; Mahillon 1900, 3:47

Photographs:

On museum’s website (F+S [color]); Pio 2011, p. 11 (F+S); Moens 1995, p. 227 (F+B both inner and outer surfaces, label); Woodfield 1984, pp. 129-30 (front, label, lining); Baines 1966, pl. 86 (front)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Mahillon (and website): viole bâtarde. 1995: Dendrochronology for table gives c. 1535; but later rings may have been cut off. Interior construction comparable to Brussels 1424. Label matches Brussels 1425 but not Yale Ciciliano. Edmunds 1994: date c. 1581; SL 66. Edmunds 1980 dimensions 59.5, 33.0/-/35.5, 12.5, 63-67. Baines 1966: “? sixteenth century”; shaped end of fingerboards; body length 61 (back), 59.7 (belly). Tourin (seen with table off): table with single purfling, back with none; back and ribs of unknown wood; no back braces; wooden liners but cloth at corners; 2 nails in top block, hole for hook and eye in bottom block; neck not original. Hopfner 2008: dendrochronology by M. Beuting (2007) gives date of 1527 for for youngest growth ring on table.