DHV:
166
Tourin ID:
BRUS 32

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

I, Venice

Maker:

G. Battista

Ciciliano

Date:

1570 C ?

Antonio Ciciliano a Venetia [printed]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

B, Brussels

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Musée des instruments de musique

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

1424

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Count Pietro Correr, Venice, -1886

Measurements:

Body Length:

60.5

String Length:

60.5

Rib Depth:

12.5

Upper Width:

32.8

Middle Width:

23.9

Bottom Width:

35.7

Information Source:

Moens 1995, pp. 218-25; PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Beuting 2007, p. 202; Moens 1995, pp. 218-25; Edmunds 1994, p. 25; Awouters 1972, p. 74; Mahillon 1900, 3:47

On museum’s website (front [color]); Pio 2011, p. 111 (FB+S); Moens 1995, pp. 218 (F+S, label), 224 (neck detail); Woodfield 1984, p. 128 (front); Awouters 1972, p. 75 (front 3/4); Bragard 1968, pl. III.9 (front 3/4)

Beuting 2007: dendrochronology gives date of 1485 for for youngest growth ring on table. Moens 1995: printed label almost certainly a 19th-C. fake. Table dendrochronology [by P. Klein] gives 1560, but applies only to 2 middle of 4 pieces, and they have open wormholes; table varnish doesn’t match back and ribs. 3-piece back with middle piece smallest (very unusual). 2-piece neck, fastened to body differently from most other supposed Cicilianos. True origin unguessable. Edmunds 1994: date 1560-80. Bragard 1968 and Awouters 1972 say it’s by Antonio (as per label), but Woodfield 1984, p. 130 and Pio 2011, pp. 95 and 111 say by Battista (surely because body outline and soundholes are like others containing his label). Awouters dimensions 60.1, 32.6/23.5/35.5, 11.8, 59.6. Museum’s website date: 1566/1581. Mahillon (and website): viole bâtarde.