DHV:
521
Tourin ID:
LEIPB 47; FLOR 2

Size:

Bass ?

Label Text:

Place Made:

I, Bologna

Maker:

Antonio

Brensio

Date:

1592

1592 / Antonius Brensius Bonon [printed except 1592]

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

D, Leipzig

Sound Holes:

3

Collection:

Universität Leipzig

No. of Strings:

11+2

Catalog Number:

782

Head:

[none]

Previous Owner:

Alessandro Kraus, Florence, c. 1901 (no. 621)

Measurements:

Body Length:

62.5

String Length:

Rib Depth:

11.5

Upper Width:

34.5

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

41.5

Information Source:

PT visit 10/78; Schultz 1929, p. 27; Kinsky 1912, 2:419

Literature:

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Auctions:

Comments:

Herzog 2003, IT-19; Witten 1975, p. 54; Schultz 1929, p. 27; Kinsky 1912, 2:419; Kraus 1901, p. 21

Herzog 2003, IT-19 (FB+S, front 7/8); Herzog 2002, p. 155 (front); David 1999, p. 55 (FB+S); Kinsky 1912, 2:421 (F+B), 609 (label)

Currently a lira da gamba; formerly converted to a cello: neck, pegbox, fingerboard and tailpiece are replacements. Almost certainly the same as FLOR 2: Coover 1981, p. 349, says that after Alessandro Kraus’s death “about 500 items were dispersed, most to the Musikhistorisches Museum Wilhelm Heyer in Cologne.” Very similar to LEIPB 48 (no. 783), also to ASHMOL 2 (Witten 1975: “nearly a duplicate”, esp. re: rosette, soundholes, ridges in table [Herzog’s “El Greco” style]); however, a large viola labeled “Ant. Brenzi Bologna Anno 1628” “has little in common with the gambas” (Witten). 3-shaped soundholes face inward (like ASHMOL 3, INNS 7 [Russo], and LEIPB 47 [Brensio, lira da gamba]).