DHV:
156
Tourin ID:
BRUS 22

Size:

Tenor

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

B

D

Liège

Lucx

Date:

16.. ?

D.LVCX [stamped on back, below neck heel]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

B

Brussels

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Musée des instruments de musique

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

1414

Head:

Open scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

M. Massau, [cello prof. at] Verviers

Measurements:

Body Length:

46.0

String Length:

51.0

Rib Depth:

9.3

Upper Width:

22.0

Middle Width:

15.5

Bottom Width:

26.5

Information Source:

Exposition 1969, p. 58; PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

Literature:

Exposition 1969, p. 58; Mahillon 1900, 3:44

Photographs:

On museum’s website (front [color])

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Museum’s website: date ca. 1633/1658. Mahillon, noting absence of label, read inscription as D.DUCX but did not list this as maker’s name; suggested date 17th C. (Berlin 2335 is a guitar branded with this same name; Sachs suggests made c. 1700.) Exposition 1969: purfling decoration on fingerboard and (non-original) tailpiece; ribs of walnut? Tourin: carved bass bar directly under bridge foot; completely lined with linen; soundpost and plate appear not original.