I, Brescia ?
DOMINICO RUSSO [handwritten] (PT)
Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum
No. of Strings:
Frau Mathilde Hueber, geb. Carnelli, -1911
PT visit 9/78, including museum data sheet
Herzog 2003, IT-39; Egg n.d., p. 38; Lütgendorff 2:431; Ferdinandeum 1915, p. 9 (A18)
On museum’s website (FB+S, head F+S and 3/4, detail of soundholes, shoulders, tailpiece [color]); Herzog 2002, p. 155 (front); David 1999, p. 56 (front); Egg n.d., pl. 19 (front)
Neck not original (converted to cello). Lütgendorff has extensive description with dimensions (60, 35/22/41, 14, -): (inlaid) fingerboard and tailpiece not original; fingerboard lengthened. Table has rosette plus 10 smaller inlays around perimeter (4 on upper, 6 on lower bout), plus one more between soundholes; also ridges aimed at body corners (Herzog’s “El Greco” type). One-piece back and ribs are chestnut. Shape and decoration (including inlays), also inward-facing 3-shaped soundholes, very like ASHMOL 3. Museum suggests Brescian origin, mid-16th C.