DHV:
1220
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Niort

Maker:

Auguste

Tolbecque ?

Date:

1899 C

[Sanctus Seraphin, Venice, 1712 ?]

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

F, Paris

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Musée de la musique

No. of Strings:

6+12

Catalog Number:

E.1669.1

Head:

Angel

Previous Owner:

Paul Chevalier; Mme I. de Beaufond, -1904

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Information Source:

Museum’s website; Gétreau 1996, pp. 294, 692

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Comments:

On museum’s website (FB+S, head side; front 7/8, head [color])

12 sympathetic strings; all 18 pegs in one pegbox. Pointed lower corners, one deep dimple each side in upper bouts; F-holes have fish-tails instead of lower eyes; rosette. Website: by Giorgio Seraphino Santo, Venice, 1712; head is typical of S. Serafin; “viola bastarda”. Repaired by Nicolas Lupot (remains of his label inside). Associated bow is E.1669.2. TGM: reattribution to Tolbecque: body shape almost identical to two basses by him (1898, 1899), based on Domenichino’s painting of St. Cecilia in the Louvre.