A Tolbecque 1899 [pencil on wood]
Musée du Donjon
No. of Strings:
On museum’s website (front [color])
Based on instrument in painting of St. Cecilia by Dominichino (in the Louvre): square shoulders, upper bouts have one pair of inner corners (dimples), no outer corners above waist, corners below waist are squared off; F-holes have “fish-tails” instead of lower eyes. Coat of arms on table; arabesques painted on table and ribs (and inlaid on fingerboard and tailpiece), but back is plain; single purfling. Head of bearded man, possibly a self-portrait of the maker.