DHV:
1239
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Date:

16..

Label Text:

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.233 / 2002.0.66

Head:

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Heirs of Pierre Hel, Lille, -1957

Measurements:

Body Length:

67.3

String Length:

58.1?

Rib Depth:

13.2

Upper Width:

32.8

Middle Width:

24.5

Bottom Width:

40.0

Information

Source:

Hel 1989, p. 89 (no. 65)

Literature:

Hel 1989, p. 89 (no. 65)

Photographs:

Hel 1989, p. 89 (no. 65) (front body only)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Striped back (7 pieces, walnut and yew), 4-piece table with single purfling, walnut ribs. Neck heel and lower part original; rest of neck narrowed, by later 18th-C. hand, who also made upper part of pegbox (top now missing). Pegs don’t all match; 6 reinforcing crossbars on inside of back. Materials, construction techniques, and morphology all characteristic of late 17th-C. French work. String length perhaps a typo for 68.1?