DHV:
169
Tourin ID:
BRUS 35

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Lyon ?

Maker:

Gaspar

Tieffenbrucker ?

Date:

15.. ?

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

B, Brussels

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Musée des instruments de musique

No. of Strings:

7

Catalog Number:

1427

Head:

Horse

Previous Owner:

Leon Depret, Nice, -1889; Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris (d. 1875); Jean-Marie Raoul, Paris (d. 1837); Jean-Baptiste Bonaventure Roquefort, Paris (d. 1833)

Measurements:

Body Length:

67.7

String Length:

67.4

Rib Depth:

12.9

Upper Width:

31.4

Middle Width:

22.5

Bottom Width:

37.4

Information Source:

Moens 1995, pp. 166-74; Exposition 1969, pp. 60-64

Literature:

Moens 1995, pp. 166-74; Moens 1989, p. 45; Haine 1989, pp. 4, 104-05; Exposition 1969, pp. 60-64 (with bibliography); van der Straeten 1914, p. 288; van der Straeten 1909, p. 281; Mahillon 1900, 3:47; Coutagne 1893, pp. 37-39; Sandys & Forster 1864, 198

Photographs:

On museum’s website (front [color]); Moens 1995, pp. 165, 167 (F+B); Haine 1989, pp. 5, 104-05 (back, head, plan); Bletschacher 1978, pp. 134-35 (F full, B body only, soundhole, plan details); Exposition 1969, pp. 56-63 (front 3/4, head 3/4, soundhole, plan details; Bragard 1968, pl. III.10 (head); Clemencic n.d., p. 51 (F+B); Jacquot 1912, facing p. xxiv (F+S, head side); van der Straeten 1909, facing p. 281 (F+B); Mahillon 1900, 3:47 (front)

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Comments:

Museum’s website date: 1801/1900, maker and place unknown. Moens 1995: Attribution not taken seriously for some time. Table originally had F’s, now C’s. Pegbox old, but perhaps originally for 11 or more pegs; head probably much more recent (practically identical to “Tieffenbrucker” at The Hague, HAGUE 11). Back and ribs plausibly from an 18th-C. French viol; inlay on back can’t be dated. Top block is kind known only from Mirecourt: instrument perhaps concocted by Vuillaume c. 1830? Exposition 1969: One-piece back, with multi-color marquetry: Paris city plan at bottom, St. Luke in middle, angel trumpeters at top; possibly from another, larger instrument. Ribs probably not original. Table with extensive but later decoration of flowers, birds, pagodas. C’s recut, English style. Only 6 pegs originally, maybe even 5. Haine 1989: “made up of pieces...dating from different periods...wishfully attributed” to Tieffenbrucker but dates in part from 17th C. Map almost identical to one in Bibliothèque nationale: is marquetry a 19th-C. fabrication? Van der Straeten 1909: upper part of back “shows the Vision of Ezekiel after Raphael”; Paris map in BN dated 1564, and “the instrument dates from about the same time”; dimensions 70.0, 28.0/22.0/38.5, -, - (also in Coutagne 1893).