DHV:
173
Tourin ID:
BRUS 39

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

Edward

Lewis

Date:

1700 C

Gio Paolo Maggini in Brixiae 1630

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

B, Brussels

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Musée des instruments de musique

No. of Strings:

7

Catalog Number:

1431

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Prince de Chimay

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.8

String Length:

Rib Depth:

13.5

Upper Width:

31.2

Middle Width:

23

Bottom Width:

40.4

Information Source:

PT visits 6/77 & 9/78 (?)

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Hebbert 2003b, p. 39 (L7); Moens 1980; Mahillon 1900, 3:52

On museum’s website (front [color]); [by TGM 6/88: front (color)]; [unpublished, in Heale Archive, from museum: F+B]; [unpublished, from J. Pringle 1/16: F+B full, B body, F orn, S orn]

Not listed under Lewis by Tourin, though Mahillon quotes opinion of Alfred Hill that it is by Lewis. Length and width measurements off Pringle’s copy of a drawing by Raymond Passauro available from museum, so not over arching. (Mahillon: total length 130, max. width 40, depth 13.5.) Moens (Herne 1980) says neck and pegbox are 18th C. French. Museum’s website: “Auteur inconnu / Edward Lewis”.