I, Treviso ?
Zenatto fecit in Treviso / anno 1643
Museu da Música (formerly Conservatorio Nacional)
No. of Strings:
Alfred Keil, Lisbon (d. 1907)
PT visit 10/78; P Torres to PT 3/77
On museum’s website (front [color]); Moens 1995, p. 233 (front, body only); Baines 1966, pl. 110 (front); [by PT: front (color)]
Very angular upper bouts with steeply sloping shoulders. Baines 1966, p. 18: bevelled flush edges, flat back; body length 66, max. width 37. Moens 1995, p. 233: label manifestly false, with date 1623. Body shape similar to BRUS 37 (no. 1429). Torres: carving on back of pegbox includes a lute, 2 wind instruments, and the date 1643. Tourin: varnish is dark brown, ugly; “P. Torres thinks it’s [by] Leopoldo Franciolini, c. 1910.”