DHV:
534
Tourin ID:
LEIPC 13

Size:

Treble

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

NL

Pieter

Amsterdam

Rombouts

Date:

1723 ?

Pieter Rombouts / Amsterdam 1729 [handwritten except 29]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D

Leipzig

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Universität Leipzig

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

799

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Wilhelm Heyer, Cologne

Measurements:

Body Length:

34

String Length:

35.5

Rib Depth:

8

Upper Width:

16.5

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

20

Information Source:

Kinsky 1912, 2:447; [PT visit?]

Literature:

Rubardt 1955, p. 74; Schultz 1929, p. 70; Kinsky 1912, 2:450

Photographs:

Heyde 1986, pl. 49c, 50c (head B+S); König 1985, p. 62 (front); Kinsky 1912, 2:447 (front 3/4), 641 (label)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Moens 1994: original neck; carved head similar to Rombouts bass, Hague 410. Kinsky 1912 gives date as 1723 but reproduces label with final digit looking clearly like a 9 (and Lütgendorff says, s.v Rombouts, “Eine Diskant-Gamba von 1729 besitzt W. Heyers Musikhistorisches Museum in Köln”). Tourin’s notes say “we read 1720”; also, “seems completely original,” including neck; table has wide single purfling with raised ridge at edge; “some wood linings and corner blocks, but one corner is linen”; one main brace. König 1985: great resemblance to pardessus by Bertrand.