DHV:
1058
Tourin ID:

Size:

Treble ?

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Bordeaux

Maker:

Feyzeau

Date:

1753

Feyzeau a Bordeau 1753 [printed except 1753]; FEYZEAU [stamped on back at neck heel]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

B, Brussels

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Wieland Kuijken (c. 1981-1997); Frans Brüggen (1974-c. 1981); Richard Nicholson, c. mid-1930s-1974; Arnold Dolmetsch (before1891-after 1930)

Measurements:

Body Length:

35

String Length:

32.6

Rib Depth:

7.1

Upper Width:

17

Middle Width:

12.2

Bottom Width:

20

Information Source:

W. Kuijken & K. Uemura to TGM, 10/16; Sotheby’s 11/21/74, lot 192; Dolmetsch 1904, p. 135

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Auctions:

Comments:

Wells 1975, p. 140; Sotheby’s 11/21/74, lot 192; Hipkins 1891, p. 746

Wells 1975, p. 141 (front); Sotheby’s 11/21/74, lot 192 (F+B, head 3/4 detail); Dolmetsch 1904, p. 135 (front 7/8)

Kuijken 1980b (Telemann)

Sotheby’s 1974/11/21, lot 192

La Fille style head. Sotheby’s: pardessus; length of back 37.4 cm; 1-piece back; pegbox with stamped decoration; fingerboard and tailpiece tipped with ivory. (Yale’s 1748 has same “baseball” ornament on tailpiece.) Hayes 1930, pl. 5, is identified as this instrument, but actually shows 1761 Guersan 5-string pardessus (front view) also then owned by Dolmetsch. Last digit of date unclear, perhaps 2 rather than 3. Violin-family instruments by this maker also extant, likewise with no first name. Unknown relationship (if any) to composer of harpsichord sonatas published in 1764 by “Mr. Feyzeau,” who identifies himself as a student of “Mr. Beck”, i.e. Franz Beck (1734-1809), who worked in Bordeaux starting c. 1760.