DHV:
1366
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Paris

Maker:

Claude

Boivin

Date:

1734

Claude Boivin / rue de grenelle St. Honoré / a Paris 1734 [printed except 34]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

[ex-Universität Leipzig]

No. of Strings:

7+7

Catalog Number:

852

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Wilhelm Heyer, Cologne, 1910- ; Charles-Alphonse, Baron Vidal de Léry, -1910; G. Bernardel, Paris?

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.5

String Length:

Rib Depth:

12.7

Upper Width:

31.4

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

39.5

Information Source:

E. Fonata to TGM, 12/10; Schultz 1929, p. 69; Kinsky 1912, 2:493; De Léry 1910, lot 410

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Herzog 2003, FR-6; Schultz 1929, p. 69; Lütgendorff 1922, 2:50; Kinsky 1912, 2:493; Jacquot 1900, p. 107

Kinsky 1912, 2:488 (front), 2:603 (label); Jacquot 1900, p. ?? (front 7/8); De Léry 1910, lot 410 (plate 10) (front); [unpublished, from E. Fontana 12/10: front 3/4 (circa 1910)]

De Léry 1910, lot 410

Lost since World War II. Kinsky and Lütgendorff call it a “Basse de Viole d’Amour”; Schultz says symphathetic strings perhaps a later addition. De Léry 1910: arched back, date 1754, playable condition. (Très belle basse de viole de Claude Boivin à Paris 1754 [sic]; fond voûté; très beau vernis rouge; très jolie tête de femme et attributs d’instruments de musique, finement sculptés, beau style Louis XV; prête à jouer. ) Possibly or probably the same as Jacquot 1900, p. 107: “No. 98. Basse de viole de M. Boivin, luthier à Paris, datée de 1734. Msr G. Bernardel, à Paris.”