DHV:
1553
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Niort

Maker:

Auguste

Tolbecque

Date:

1898

A Tolbecque 1899 [pencil on wood]

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

F, Niort

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Musée du Donjon

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

001.2.1

Head:

Male

Previous Owner:

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Information Source:

Museum’s website

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Comments:

Museum’s website

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.