DHV:
592
Tourin ID:
METRO 03

Size:

Treble

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Toulouse

Maker:

Antoine

Cabroly

Date:

1730

Fait par Cabroly / A Toulouse 1730 [printed]; second line crossed out, 1734 and illegible word written below

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, New York, NY

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Metropolitan Museum of Art

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

89.4.1345

Head:

Child

Previous Owner:

Mrs. J. Crosby Brown; L’hôpital général de Québec [mid-19th-C.]

Measurements:

Body Length:

35.3

String Length:

29.3

Rib Depth:

7.2

Upper Width:

17.1

Middle Width:

12.4

Bottom Width:

20.7

Information Source:

PT visit 12/78

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Museum’s website; Monical 1989a, p. 12; Monical 1979, p. 3; Brown 1902, p. 66

On museum’s website (F+B, head 7/8 [color]); Monical 1989a, p. 12 (F+S); Monical 1979, p. 2 (F+S)

Very long, high C-holes; enlarged lower bout; original neck, very short (holds only 4 frets, with notch for 5th at bottom of neck foot). 2-piece table of cedar, 1-piece back, both with painted purfling (also on ribs and pegbox). Among the viols discovered c. 1860 in a convent (l’hôpital général) in Quebec: cf. www.the canadianencyclopedia.com, s.v. Collections d’instruments, which says they were probably hidden there during the siege of Quebec in 1759; ibid. s.v. Québec says the find included “une dizaine de violes ... fabriquées à Paris chez Nicolas Bertrand.”