DHV:
167
Tourin ID:
BRUS 33

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

I, Venice

Maker:

G. Battista

Ciciliano

Date:

1580 C ?

Batista fiol d'Anto Cicilian in Va

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

B, Brussels

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Musée des instruments de musique

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

1425

Head:

Animal

Previous Owner:

Count Pietro Correr, Venice, -1886

Measurements:

Body Length:

59.6

String Length:

61.8

Rib Depth:

11.7

Upper Width:

32.2

Middle Width:

20.5

Bottom Width:

35

Information Source:

Moens 1995, pp. 225-30; Exposition 1969, pp. 58-9; PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

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Auctions:

Comments:

Hopfner 2008, p. 212; Beuting 2007, pp. 202-03; Moens 1995, pp. 225-30; Exposition 1969, pp. 58-9; Mahillon 1900, 3:47

On museum’s website (front [color]); Pio 2011, p. 110 (FB+S, top off); Moens 2000, p. 5 (F [color]); Moens 1995, p. 226 (F+S); Woodfield 1984, p. 128 (front); Exposition 1969, p. 59

Moens 1995: label matches Brussels 1426 but not Yale Ciciliano. Interior construction comparable to Brussels 1424. Neck and pegbox probably cut from neck of a larger instrument. Possibly a 19th-C. copy of Brussels 1426 (NB only one viol by G.B. Ciciliano listed in Correr inventory.) Exposition 1969: Arched back; one-piece neck and pegbox. Ribs are walnut. Restored at museum in 1965 by Wolfgang Bünnagel. Tourin: no bass bar (!) or back braces; wood liners but linen at corners; tailpiece has hook and eye. Drawing by Raymond Passauro available from museum. Museum’s website date: 1543 (incertaine). Mahillon (and website): viole bâtarde. Hopfner 2008: dendrochronology by M. Beuting (2007) gives date of 1518 for youngest growth ring on table